I am a retired Indian Postal Service Officer (Retired in 2010 as Member Planning, Postal Services Board, New Dlehi). I also served Army for 9 years on deputation attaining the rank of Lt Col. With basic education as M Sc (Botany) and B Ed, I graduated from National Defence College, New Delhi, India (ndc) as also became an Associate of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai during my service career. My interests are Literature, Art and Painting, Cartooning, and Gardening besides Cricket.
Being a well known short story writer, my short stories numbering about 125 besides more than 250 critical essays and book reviews have been published in reputed magazines and newspapers all over the Urdu world. Many of the short stories stand translated into other languages like English,Marathi, Telugu, and Kashmiri.
I have to my credit 6 collections of Short Stories in Urdu viz Adhoore Chehre, Chinar ke Panje, Zebra Crossing par Khara Aadmi, Reza Reza Hayat, Ruh Ka Karab and Muthi Bhar Rait (ادھورے چہرے ، چنار کی پنجے ، زیبرا کراسنگ پر کھڑا آدمی ، ریزہ ریزہ حیات، روح کا کرب اور مٹھی بھر ریت ) besides 4 Collecions of Critical Essays and Book Reviews viz Asri Tehreerein, Asri Shaoor, Asri Taqaze and Asri Tanazur(عصری تحریریں ، عصری شعور ، عصری تقاضے اور عصری تناظر) .Two of my books (अधूरे चेहरे , चिनार के पंजे ) have also been published in Hindi.
Two students submitted thesis on my life and works for their M Phil degree while one student submitted her dissertation for her PhD degree as under:
- Deepak Budki ki Afsana Nigari by Javed Iqbal Shah subnitted to Jammu University
- Deepak Budki ke Afsanon mein Niswani Kirdar by Mohammed Amin Najar submitted to School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Telangana.
- Deepak Budki ke Takhleequi Afkar ka Tanqueedi mutala’a by Sofia Bano submitted to M S University, Vadodra, Gujarat.
I was awarded ‘Bhartiya Gaurav Award’ by the International Friendship Society in 2009 which was handed over to me by Shri B N Singh, erstwhile Governor of Assam and Tamil Nadu. I was also honoured by Andhra Urdu Academy, Sadhbavna Manch, Sironj, Bhopal and J&K Urdu Academy,Srinagar.
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