My Thoughts on India’s Lockdown
Abdullah Zakaria was born on August 20, 1969, in Alauddin Patti, a village in Azamgarh district. His initial education took place in a village Madrasa, after which he enrolled in another Madrasa called Jamiat-ul-Falah in Balaria Ganj. From there he passed the university scholarship examination and went to Delhi where he obtained BA and MA degrees from Jamia Millia Islamia. He was fond of poetry from his childhood and was inspired by his uncle Akhtar Hussain, who wrote under the pen-name ‘Urfi Aafaqi’. His collection of poems ‘Samundar Phir Bulata Hai’, was published by the Lucknow Urdu Academy. Abdullah Zakaria worked with NDTV for almost 18 years and is currently based in Mumbai working as a documentary filmmaker.