ISLAMABAD, Dec 29 (APP): United States President Barack Obama has congratulated renowned Pakistani scholar and poet Professor Allama
Nasiruddin Hunzai on his 100th birth anniversary and hoped that his
scholarly work will further broaden vision of people in the years to
In a letter from the White House, President Obama wrote to centenarian Hunzai, “we are pleased to join your family and friends
in wishing you a happy 100th birthday.”
Obama said, “As you celebrate this extraordinary milestone, we
hope you reflect on the many memories you have made over the past
Your generation has shown the courage to persevere through
depression and war, and the vision to broaden our liberties through
We are grateful for your contributions to the American society,
and we wish you all the best for the coming year, he added.
Nasir Hunzai born in village Hyderabad of Hunza valley in 1917, is the
author of over one hundred books on various aspects of the Quranic
wisdom mainly on spiritualism and sufism.
In recognition of his extraordinary literary services, the
government of Pakistan had conferred upon him Sitara-e-Imtiaz in
Sixty of his books have been translated to English by scholar
Dr Faquir Hunzai and Rashida Hunzai.
“Book of Healing, the Wise Quran and the World of Humanity and
Balance of Realities, have got attention in research institutions of
the western world.
Other books are: What is Soul, Rubies and Pearls, Healing
through Knowledge, Thousand Wisdoms, Fruit of Paradise and Ganj-e-
Nasir Hunzai has composed first alphabets for Burushaski, an
isolate and very old language of human kind spoken in Gilgit
Baltistan and Pakistan besides authoring Burushaski Deewan, first of
its kind of this language.
It is indeed a source of spiritual inspiration for the people
of various cultures.
Half of this Deewan has been translated to English, titled
“Flowers of Paradise.”
He has also compiled first Burushaski Urdu dictionary jointly
published by Karachi University and Burushaski Research Academy in
He is also recipient of titles Hakimul Qalam, Lisan-e-Qaum and
Baba-e-Burushaski conferred by Government of Gilgit Baltistan and
other social organizations.
He is also co-author of first Burushaski-German dictionary,
published by Hydel Berg University Germany and co-author of book
“Hunza Proverbs” compiled by Professor Tiffu, a Canadian researcher.
He has written several articles on women folk for enhancing
Being a reformer, he introduced the concept of volunteers for
the first time in Hunza and established first volunteer organization
in village Hyderabad of Hunza in 1957 besides establishing first girls school on self help basis in the village.