Ghulam Sarwar Yousof

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1. Name: Ghulam Sarwar Yousof, Professor Dato’ Dr

2. Occupation: Academician, Cultural activist

3. Date of birth: 1939

4. Education:

  1. Doctorate in Asian Theatre, University of Hawaii (1976)

  2. Degree in English, University of Malaya (1964)


5. Contributions:

  1. Board of Advisors, Penang Heritage Council

  2. Professor at the Cultural Centre, University of Malaya (UM) (2002)

  3. Director of The Asian Cultural Heritage Centre Berhad

  4. Lecturer at USM and UM, part-time lecturer at University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), National Arts Academy (ASK/ASWARA), University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Sunway College

  5. Senior Academic Fellow, Department of English Language and Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  6. Responsible for setting up Malaysia’s first Performing Arts programme at the Universiti  Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang (1970)
  7. Written research papers on Malaysian-Singapore Literature, translation of Kalidasa’s Shakuntala and translations of Urdu poetry into English


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri, Pulau Pinang (2008)

  2. The BOH Cameronian Lifetime Achievement Award (Kakiseni Malaysia) (2008)

  3. Tokoh Maal-Hijrah (Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang) (2001)

  4. International Award for Outstanding Contribution for Humanity, Peace, Culture and Education (Forum for Culture and Human Development, Bangladesh) (2001)

  5. The Dove Award for Excellence in Poetry (Poetry Day Australia) (2001)


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