Gopi Chand Narang

Gopi Chand Narang early age in parental town, Leiah, West Panjab before Partition / After 1947 while studying at the Delhi college, Delhi University.

Rare early age picture at age of 12(1941) in Leiah, Muzaffargarh.left to right: Yudhisthira, Jagdish Chander(Elder brother), Arjun(5thbrother), Gopi Chand Narang(second brother centre in turban), Eldest sister Bhagya. Lower row: Cousin brother(Died young), BhimSen(4thbrother), Shanti(2nd sister).
Hills of Baluchistan, the area where Gopi Chand Narang was born in 1930 and received his early education.
Gopi Chand Narang’s father and mother holding in lap one of their grandson.
Gopi Chand Narang holding his elder son Arun on a roped chaarpaai while working for his P.H.D.
Rare picture with father in Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi. In center with Father, left side is Arjun (5th brother), right side GCN, Mother, three younger sisters and youngest brother, Rajinder.
Gopi Chand Narang holding baby Arun, while Grand Maa can be partially seen in the background.

University of Wisconsin,1963-1965 & 1968-1970.

Zaheen Naqvi (Hamdard, Lal Kuaan, Delhi) presenting Farewell Address to Prof. Narang before departure for Wisconsin, February 1963.
Gopi Chand Narang with wife Tara Narang and elder son Arun at the Bell Tower, University of Wisconsin Campus, 1963.
Prof. Narang in 1964.
Prof. Narang in 1964.
Prof. Narang in 1969.
Prof. Narang in 1969.
Prof. Narang in 1965.
Prof. Narang in winter of 1964- 65.
Prof. Narang in summer of 1969.
Prof. Narang with his Wisconsin students.
Prof. Narang with his American students.
Prof. Narang with his foreign students.
Narang visiting University of Harvard in 1969.
Manorma at the University of Wisconsin, Madisan 1969.
Prof. Narang with Manorma Narang at the Niagara Falls, Canadian Side.
Prof. Narang addressing a Reception at the Press Club, New Delhi in the winter of 1970 after returning from Wisconsin. Dr. Kamil Qureshi and other members can be seen.

Prof. Narang, Jamia Millia Islamia (1974-1984)

A rare picture of 1962 when the Department of Urdu at Delhi University was established at the special orders of P.M., Jawahar Lal Nehru .He personally came to the Delhi University at the request of Prof. Narang and his teacher Prof. Khwaja Ahmad Faruqi. First row from left, Javed Vashisht, Zahir Ahmad Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor Prof. Siddhanta, Pandit Nehru, Khwaja Ahmad Faruqi, Narang, Secretary, Ministry of Education, K.G. Saiyeddain, Dr. Syed Abid Husain. In the remaining three rows are teachers and PG students of Urdu at the Delhi University. In the back row , Tirchoron Singh (Younger brother of Gulzar can be seen).
At Jamia Millia Islamia at the statue of Ghalib in 1975 with a group of senior teachers from L to R: Prof. Narang, Ameeq Hanafi, Malik Ram, Saleha Abid Husain, Prof. Annemarie Schimmel ( after her extension lecture), Prof. Mohd. Mujeeb, Dr. Abid Husain, Col. Bashir Husain Zaidi, Dr. Abdul Aleem, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Masud Husain Khan.
Prof. Narang with German Scholar Prof. Annemarie Schimmel.
Prime Minister Sri Narasimha Rao delivering the Inaugural Addresses of the Indo-Pakistan Urdu Fiction Seminar at Jamia Millia Islamia, 1980. In the background Rajindar Singh Bedi and Prof. Narang can be seen. A Rare picture autographed by Narasimha Rao.
Same seminar dignitaries at the stage include: Rajinder Singh Bedi, Vice Chancellor Anwar Jamal Kidwai, P.V. Narasimha Rao, Prof. Ale Ahmad Suroor, Dr. Wazir Agha and Intizar Husain.
Rajinder Singh Bedi listening intently to Prof. Ale Ahmad Suroor and Prof. Khwaja Ahmad Faruqi.
Gopi Chand Narang with Balraj Menra and Intizar Husain.
Balraj Menra, Mohd. Alvi, Gopi Chand Narang and Intizar Husain.
Prof. Narang presenting his paper at the Jamia Mir seminar, 1983. Hamidi Kashmiri, Suraiyya Husain and Intizar Husain can be seen at the dais.
Prof. Narang at the inauguration of Indo – Pak Mir Taqi Mir seminar in March 1983. At the stage the Cabinet Minister Ziaur Rehman Ansari and the Chancellor Jamia, Justice Hidayat Ullah are seated.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang addressing at the reception of celebrated Pakistani artist, Sadiqquain.
Prof. Narang‘s first house at the 252, Sarvodhya Enclave, New Delhi. Constructed in 1971-1972 after returning from Wisconsin.

Foreign Tours of Prof. Gopi Chand Narang: London, Washington D.C., Moscow, Prague, Oslo Norway, Toronto Canada, New York, Paris France, Germany, China, Japan, Doha Qatar, Dubai and Pakistan.

In LondonUniversity Seminar, after which Faiz Ahmad Faiz participated in his last B.B. C. Mushaira. Gopi Chand Narang Presided at the request of Faiz. From Right: Zehra Nigah, Ahmad Faraz, Faiz, Narang, Shohrat Bukhari, Jamila Bano, Iftikhar Arif, 1984.
In LondonUniversity Faiz Ahmad Faiz Seminar. Prof. Narang, Faiz, George Fisher, 1984.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang and Qurratulain Hyder at the Reception of the Mayor, South Hall, London.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang at a Reception in the House of Commons, London. After becoming the President of the Sahitya Akademi and after receiving the Padma Bhushan in the Summer of 2004, with Vidya Sagar Anand and the co-host, M.P.
In London, Prof. Narang with Ahmad Faraz, Prof. Annemarie Schimmel and IftikharArif.
In London, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang at the residence of Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi.
In Washington, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang releasing The Threasure, a free verse translation of Ghalib’s Diwan by SurinderDeol (Second from right). Satyapal Anand and Mrs. Deol.
Gopi Chand Narang with Russian writers at Writers Union Samarkand Literary Event during a tour of Russia.
At Prague(Poland) Institute of Oriental Studies, Prof. Narang with Dr. JohnMarek and Dr. Christina Oesterheld, teacher of Urdu, Germany.
In Oslo, Norway, eminent story writer HarcharanChawla welcoming Prof. Narang at the Oslo airport.
In Toronto, Prof. Narang with Col. Anwar Ahmad and Iftikhar Arif, 1980.
In Toronto, Prof. Narang and Mrs. Narang with Eminent Translator, Baidar Bakht.
In New York with the Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the International Writers Meet organized by Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan of Newyork . Prof. Narang as the President of Sahitya Akademi introducing writers to the Prime Minister, Sri Gulzar can also be seen.
In New York, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang releasing Faiz Fehmi. Dr. Taqi Abedi (on left) and Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s daughter Muneeza Hashmi (on right), 2011.
In Paris, Prof. Narang as the President of Sahitya Akademi at the inauguration of Paris International Book Fair in the Paris Auditorium. Prof. Narang is seen with the then Prime Minister of France.
In Berlin, Prof. Narang with a Delegation of Indian Writers at the Berlin Wall of Peace. Different artists have painted murals. With Gulzar, Pratibha Ray, Manorma and Chitra Mudgal.
In Germany with a group of Indian writers, Gulzar, Manorma, Pratibha Ray, Chitra Mudgal and many other writers.
In Osaka, Japan. Prof. Narang making a presentation in a seminar at Osaka University. With David Matthews and Osaka Professor of Urdu, Soyamane.
In Japan, Visiting Buddhist Sites and Hiroshima with the members of the Delegation including Prof. So Yamane and other teachers at the Indian Languages Department. In the second row Chandrashekhara Kambar, Gulzar, Gopi Chand Narang, Harish Trivedi.
In Japan, Prof. Narang with a Delegation of Indian Writers. In sitting row, Harish Trivedi, GCN, Osaka Vice Chancellor, Japanese writers and Manorma Narang. In the standing row can be seen Chandrashekhara Kambar, Gulzar, Pratibha Ray and other writers.
Japan, At the Buddha Great Temple near Osaka Japan.
In a typical Japanese Garden at Keyoto.
With the Japanese Dancers in typical Japanese dress at Keyoto.
Prof. Narang with Japanese students.
Doha Qatar, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang as Award Chairman for the Qatar Literary Awards Function, presenting the award to Intizar Husain. The Chief of the Board of Patrons Mohammad Ateeq can be seen with Hakim Saeed as the Chief Guest.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang as the Chairman Jury at Doha Qatar Awards with Nisar Ahmed Faruqi. L to R: The Founder, Late Museebur Rahman, Prof. David Matthews, Mrs. Matthews and Ashfaq Husain from Canada.
In Doha Qatar, Gopi Chand Narang with Ahmad Faraz, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi & Dr. Peerzada Qasim.
In Doha Qatar, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with Ali SardarJafri.
In Doha Qatar, Prof. Narang with Ali Sardar Jafri and Qurratulain Hyder.
In Pakistan from Right: Dr. Farman Fatehpuri, Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Habib Ullah, Jamil Jalibi, Jamiluddin Aali, Mumtaz Husain, Mrs. Jalibi, Narang, Mrs. Mushfiq Khwaja & Mrs. Ada Jafri, 1982.
In Pakistan with Iftikhar Arif, Anwar Riyaz, Manorma and Tarun.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang in Islamabad with Ahmad Faraz, Himayat Ali Shayar and other Pakistani writers.
In Islamabad a Historic Reception by Gen. Zia-ul-Haq (Former President of Pakistan) from L to R: Prof. Masud Husain Khan, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, Dr. Khaliq Anjum, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq, Kunwar Mahendra Singh Bedi Sahar, Jagan Nath Azad, Abul Faiz and Prof. Hamidi Kashmiri.
A memorable picture of Prof. Narang with Pakistan High Commissioner, Jahangir Ashraf Qazi.
Narang with Jaun Elia and Nida Fazli.
In Pakistan, L to R: Ada Jafri, Nida Fazli, Akhtarul Iman, Gopi Chand Narang, Shabnam Roomani, Umeed Fazli and Naseem Durrani.

Awards and Honors

Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with Justice JavedIqbal (Son of Allama Iqbal) and Prof. Asloob Ahmad Ansari at the Award Ceremony of the Iqbal Centenary Gold Medal awarded by the President of Pakistan, Gen. Ziaul Haq, 1977.
The Rashtrapati Giani Zail Singh decorating Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with the Ghalib Award, 1985.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang receiving the Canadian Urdu Society Award by the Toronto MP, 1987.
The Rashtrapati Venkataraman decorating Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with Padma Shri in 1990.
Eminent Kannada writer Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy, the then President of Sahitya Akademi honoring Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with the Sahitya Akademi Award for his prominent book Sakhtiyaat, Pas-Sakhtiyaat aur Mashriqi She’riyaat, 1995.
Rashtrapati Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam decorating Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with Padma Bhushan in 2004.
In Ludhiana, receiving Sahir Ludhianvi Award by the Chief Guest, Sharmila Tagore. Prof. Narang with Gulzar, 2005.
At Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Rashtrapati Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma honoring Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with a Shawl.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang being honored with the D.Lit. Hon. Causa by the Central University of Hyderabad, 2007.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang being honored with the D.Lit. Hon. Causa by the Aligarh Muslim University, 2009.
Prof. GopiChand Narang receiving the Fellowship of the Sahitya Akademi from the then President Suneel Gangopadhyay, 2011.
The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari decorating Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with Moorti Devi Award, Bharatiya Jnanpith, 2012.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang being honored with the Iqbal Samman by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal 2012.
Smt. Sheela Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi presenting a bouquet of flowers to Prof. Narang on the occasion of presenting him the Kusamaanjali Award, 2013.
Ceremonial Ride to D.Lit. Convocation, Aligarh Muslim University, 2009 with Vice Chancellor, and Sri Raj Mohan, Governor Bengal.

Family and Children

Pre-Marriage rare picture of Manorma as a College athlete, 1962-63 at the Patiala Gym.
Prof. Narang soon after his marriage with Manorma Narang in 1974.
Mrs. Manorma Narang at the Taj Mahal, Agra, 1974.
In London Narang with Manorma and younger son Tarun near Big-Bang and Parliament area.
Mrs. Manorma at the Juhu Beach, Bombay.
Mrs. Manorma Narang, 1980.
Mrs. Manorma with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheela Dikshit at the Book Exhibition of Sahitya Akademi.
Prof. Narang with grandson Rishi in Toronto.
Prof. Narang with Manorma at Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi house.
Prof. Narang with Manorma Narang at the Niagara Falls, Canadian Side.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with family members at Niagara, Toronto. L to R : Monica Narang, Dr. Tarun Narang, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, Neha ( wife of Dr. Arun Narang) and Mrs. Manorma Narang. Children: Shreya, Rohin and Avani.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with family members at Niagara, Toronto. L to R : Monica Narang, Dr. Tarun Narang, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, Neha ( wife of Dr. Arun Narang), Mrs. Manorma Narang and Dr. Arun. Children: Shreya, Rohin and Avani.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang at the residence of his elder son. Neha Narang with sister in law and kids can be seen.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang at the residence of his elder son. Neha Narang, Dr. Arun Narang and kids can be seen.
Prof. Narang in his Study with a Bouquet of Flowers sent by his son Dr. Tarun on his 87th Birthday.
A rare picture of the six brothers. L to R: Arjun(5th), Rajinder( 6th), Yudhisthira( 3rd), Gopi Chand Narang(2nd ), BhimSen( 4th ) and JagdhishChander (The Eldest) at a Marriage Reception in New Delhi, Ashoka Hotel.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with his two Sons Dr. Arun and Dr. Tarun at a Marriage Reception in Baltimore near Washington D.C., 2019.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with his two Sons Dr. Arun and Dr. Tarun at a Marriage Reception in Baltimore near Washington D.C., 2019.
Manorma, Monica and grand daughter, Shreya.
Tarun with baby Rohin.
Gopi Chand Narang with Tarun and Manorma.
Gopi Chand Narang with Tarun and Manorma.
Gopi Chand Narang with Manorma, Tarun, Monica, Shreya and Rohin at Charlotte, 2020.
Dr. Arun Narang and Dr. Tarun Narang.

Sahitya Akademi (1998 – 2008)

Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, President Sahitya Akademi presenting Prem Chand Fellowship to the famous Pakistani fiction writer Intizar Husain.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, President Sahitya Akademi presenting Prem Chand Fellowship to the famous Pakistani fiction writer Intizar Husain.
Prof. Narang at the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee with the PM Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Culture Minister, Jaipal Reddy presenting Fellowship to the Russian Scholar, Cheloshov.
Prof. Narang with the PM Dr. Manmohan Singh at the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Celeberations.
At the India International Centre, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with the eminent fiction writer Qurratulain Hyder.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang being decorated with the Fellowship of Sahitya Akademi by the then President of Sahitya Akademi, Sri Sunil Gangopadhyay, 2011.
Prof. Narang with Dr. Harish Trivedi and Agrahara Krishna Murthy.
Prof. Narang presenting the Sahitya Akademi Award to Gulzar, 2005.
Prof. Narang presenting the Sahitya Akademi Award to Makhmoor Saeedi.
Anita Desai receiving the Fellowship of Sahitya Akademi from Prof. Gopi Chand Narang.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, President of Sahitya Akademi organized a Bicentennial International Seminar on Mirza Ghalib in 1998 held at Vigyan Bhavan. The seminar was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Sri Sikander Bakht (Chairman, Governing Party, Rajya Sabha) can also be seen.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, Zoe Ansari and Ali Sardar Jafri with other writers in Sahitya Akademi Writers Meet.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang delivering a lecture in the Sahitya Akademi Anis-o-Dabiir Seminar. Sitting next is Dr. Taqi Abedi from Canada.
Prof. Narang with Prof. Waseem Begum and her husband M. Najam.
Prof. Narang addressing a Sahitya Akademi Seminar.

Seminars, Conferences, Travels, Memorable Events and Current Period

Prime Minsiter Indira Gandhi with a group of selected writers at her residence. L to R : Ali Jawad Zaidi, MP Shashi Bhushan, Dr. Sharib Rudaulvi, Sri Malik Ram, Prof. Masud Husain Khan, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang and Mrs. Manorma Narang, 1982.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang greeting the Rashtrapati Sri V. V. Giri on the occasion of the release of his Edited book Armughan-e-Malim Ram. Prof. Asloob Ahmad Ansari and Smt. Malik Ram can be seen in the background.
The Rashtrapati Giani Zail Singh in his study with Prof. GopiChand Narang and Anwar Dehlvi.
Prof. Narang at Rashtrapati Bhawan with the Rashtrapati Giana Zail Singh.
The Rashtrapati, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma releasing Urdu Language and Literature : Critical Perspectives, an English book of Prof. Gopi Chand Narang,1992.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang presenting his book Sakhtiyaat, Pas-Sakhtiyaat aur Mashriqi She’riyaat to the Rashtrapati Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.
Sri Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Prime Minister of India releasing Prof. Narang’s Hindi Book Urdu par Khulta Daricha published by Vani Prakashan. L to R: Prof. Narang, Prof. Mushirul Hasan (The then Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia), Kamleshwar and Gulzar, 2009.
Lieutenant Col. (Retd.) Zamiruddin Shah releasing English Translation of Prof. Gopi Chand Narang’s prominent book Ghalib: Innovative Meanings and the Ingenious Mind, published by the Oxford UniversityPress at the India International Centre New Delhi, 2017.
In a Reception at the residence of the Vice President of India, Rtd. Justice Hidayatullah with M.P. Subramaniyam Swami, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang and the Cabinet Minister Sikandar Bakht in a hilarious moment.
Prof. Narang addressing a Reception on the occasion of having been honored with Padma Bhushan. L to R : Nisar Ahmad Faruqi, MP Meem Afzal and Khwaja Hasan Sani Nizami, 2004.
A rare autograph picture with Faiz Ahmad Faiz at the Asian writers Conference Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. GCN can be seen between the back of Upendra Nath Ashk and Jinendar Kumar. At the other side Niaz Hyder can be seen, 1953.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with Prof. Abdul Qavi Desnavi at Saifia College, Bhopal.
A rare autograph picture with Intizar Husain, Jamil Jalibi, Manorma and Tarun with teachers and students of Delhi University after lecture of Gopi Chand Narang at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Department of Urdu, March 1983.
With Pakistani writers: Dr. Wazir Agha, Zia Jalandhari, Prof. Gopi Chand Narang, Mumtaz Mufti and Dr. Jamil Jalibi.
A memorable picture of Lucknow Seminar, From right: Balraj Komal, Ram Lal, Gopi Chand Narang, Fuzail Jafri, Shamshur Rehman Faruqi and Mehmood Hashmi, 1968.
Prof. Narang with Prof. Mukhtaruddin Ahmad Arzoo at the Aligarh Historic Seminar on Jadiidiyat, 1967.
Seminar on Urdu Fiction at Shimla Institute of Advance Studies L to R: Prof. Ale Ahmad Suroor, Mrs. Manorama Narang , Mrs. Suroor , Director of the Institute Mr. Dubey , Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy and others, 1975.
Visiting Ghalib Tomb with Jamiluddin Aali, Iftikhar Arif, Kishwar Naheed and Gulzar Dehlvi, Ghalib Academy, New Delhi.
Shimla Institute of Advanced Studies, in the front lawns Mrs. Manorma Narang, Gopi Chand Narang, Bhisham Sahni, Prof. Niranjan Singh and Tarannum Riyaz.
Prof. Gopi Chand Narang with Gulzar, Ahmed Faraz, Intizar Husain and Tarannum Riyaz.
Prof. Narang delivering the Reception Address at the PragatiMaidan (open air theatre) New Delhi.
In the same Indo-Pak Conference Narang with a Pakistan Poet, Hakim Saeed, Dr. Peerzada Qasim and film actor Manoj Kumar.
Prof. Narang with Iftikhar Arif and Shakeel Siddiqui, New Delhi.
Prof. Narang with Governor Burney and Jamiluddin Aali. A crowd of wrirters can be seen at the stage, Pragati Maiden, New Delhi.

Solo Pictures of Prof. Gopi Chand Narang