“Koi Qabil Ho To Hum Shaan-e Kai Dete Hai,
Dhundne Walo Ko Duniya Bhi Nai Dete Hai” – Allama Iqbal

Dr Anis Ansari is an IAS officer of 1973 cadre (secured 2nd position at all India level ) who retired in 2009. Being an alumni of Aligarh Muslim University, he topped in LLB & LLM. The passion of education forced him to complete his Ph.D. in 2012 with Economics from Lucknow University. The literary genius as well as the brilliant administrator in him was the reason for being selected as founder & first Vice Chancellor of Khwaja Moin Uddin Chishti Urdu Arabi Farsi University, Lucknow. Presently he is also an independent director to the Board of Directors of Coal India Ltd., Vice Chairman Giri Institute of Development Studies Lucknow, member of the Court of Aligarh Muslim University, member Steering Committee on Handlooms & Handicrafts Planning Commission for 12th five year plan !

He is a poet of repute in Urdu and published 9 collections of his poems in Urdu and Devnagri scripts : Shahr-e-Sarab, Sooraj Ka Safar, Jung Aur Mohabbat Ke Darmiyaan, Agle Mausam Ki Khushboo, Zindagi Wasl Hai, Teesre Din Ka Sooraj, Dard Abhi Mehfooz Nahin, Tere Waste Rota Hoon Zameen, Adhoori Hikayat. He has been contributing to reputed Urdu and English journals like Economic and Political Weekly, Naya Daur, Qaumi Awaz, Irtiqa, etc.

For his contribution to literature and poetry he has been conferred with several awards like Firaq Gorakhpuri Award 2008, U.P. Urdu Academy Award 1996, U.P. Urdu Academy Award 1987, Imtiyaz-e Mir Award 1994, Nawa-e Mir Award 1987, Jai Shanker Prasad Puruskar 2005, Maulana Mohd. Ali Jauhar Award 2006, Urdu Adab Award 2007, Urdu Ghazal Award 1995, U.P. Governor’s Smiriti Chinha 1995, Pt. Brij Narain Chakbast Award 1996, Vijay Kala Trust Award 1999, Dr. Salman Abbasi Award 1999, Adab Sri Award, Shanti Vikas Committee U.P. Award, Aizaz Rizvi Memorial Award 2006, Maulana Mohd. Ali Jauhar Foundation Lucknow Award 2006, Civil Defense Organization Lucknow Award 2008, Nishan- e- Ali 2001, Intellectual Peace Award 1997, Certificate of Merit by Adabi Manch, Sahitya Jawahar Award 2012, Sukhanwar-e Avadh Award 2012, etc

“Paseena Khoon Dekar Phool Phal Humne Ugae Hai,
Hume Hissa Mila Lazzat Me Rang-o Boo Mehkane Me” – Anis Ansari

He served as Agriculture Production Commissioner U.P. ; Secretary to Government of U. P. twice in the Department of Agriculture; Principal Secretary – Labour Deptt./ Panchayti Raj Deptt. / Planning Deptt. / Rural Development Deptt. / Energy Deptt. / Tourism Deptt. / Home Guards, Civil Defence & Political Pension Deptt. ; Secretary – Food and Civil Supplies Deptt. / Revenue & Muslim Waqfs Deptt. ; Director of Industries U. P. ; Special Secretary Industries, Textiles, Khadi and Village Industries and Export etc.; Member in the Board of Directors in several government corporations and Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank ; Headed as Chairman & Managing Director U.P. Development Systems Corporation; Managing Director U.P. Minorities Development and Finance Corporation, U.P. Food and Essential Commodities Corporation; Chairman Vigilance Commission and Administrative Tribunal-I; Commissioner Rural Development ; Labour Commissioner; Commissioner Waqf ; Controller Central Sunni Waqf Board and Member Board of Revenue; Vice Chairman Kanpur Development Authority ; Administrator Kanpur Nagar Mahapalika ; Chairman Jal Sansthan Kanpur ; Deputy Secretary Finance U.P. Govt ; Special Secretary Area Development and Muslim Waqf ; District Magistrate of Unnao and Bijnore ; Joint Development Commissioner Jhansi ; Commissioner Jhansi Division, etc.

He has been a hard working, sincere, efficient and knowledgeable officer, sensitive towards the problems of public. He has rendered commendable services within and outside the government for which he was given the following awards: Top Professional Manager of the Year Award in 1994, Vocational Award 2004-05, U P. Gaurav Samman 2005, Islamic Centre of India Award 2007, Mohisn-e Qaum Award 2007, U.P. Ratan Award 2009, Sultan Alam Khan National Integration Award 2010, Sir Syed Award 2011, Prakariti Ratna Award 2011, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar National Integration Award 2011, Dr. Lohia National Integration award 2012, etc.

He is associated with many Social and Cultural Organisations like Asma Hussain Institute of Fashion Technology, All India Management Association, Lucknow Management Association, Bhartiya Fankar Society, Urdu Samaj, Rajya Karmchari Sahitya Sansthan, Club of Lucknow , AMU Old Boys’ Association, Gan Vigyan Jattha, India Islamic Cultural Centre, M B Club, Ambedkar Mahasabha, U.P. IAS Officers Association, Civil Services Institute, U P IAS (Retired) Officers Association, Institute of Development Studies Lucknow University, All India Momin Conference (United), Advisory Committee on Panchayati Raj Institutions, Association for Muslim Dalits, Eram Education Society ( which has been running about 23 educational institutions ), Jamia Urdu Advisory Council of Jamia Urdu Aligarh, Jawahar College of Engineering & Technology Rampur, NCPUL, All India Muslim Intellectual Forum, Maulana Azad Memorial Academy, etc.

Founder LUCKNOW Society has the privilege to meet him at his office & discuss the way forward of the newly formed University. LUCKNOW Society Salutes Dr Anis Ansari for serving the people of Lucknow & UP with full dedication & enthusiasm for more the 3 decades. We wish the very best to the multi talented personality, who is now leading the only unique University in India for Urdu Arabi Farsi for which the host city is Lucknow !

“Jab Teri Nazro Se Dekha To Bahut Khoob Lagi,
Teri Kirno Me Yeh Duniya To Bahut Khoob Lagi”