Today marks the 87th birth anniversary of Abdul Qavi Desnavi (November 1, 1930 – July 8, 2011). He was an eminent Indian writer, literary critic, bibliographer and linguist of Urdu language. He wrote many books on Urdu literature. His work included about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mirza Ghalib and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He was awarded with several awards for his literary work. He died on July 7, 2011 in Bhopal at the age of 80.