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Maqbool Ahmed Siraj

Maqbool Ahmad Siraj is a name well known and popular in the field of Journalism and Editorial write ups. Born in a respected family of Mrs. and Mr. C. A. Mulla, at Bangalore. He has done his graduation, BSc. (Hons.), and later post graduation, M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Madras, now Chennai and also got Diploma in Public Relations.


Maqbool Ahmed Siraj

He is presently working as a Journalist for BBC World Service in Karnataka, writing regularly for English Daily Deccan Herald Bangalore, and several other magazines, journals, radio talks and TV shows.

He started his career with English daily Indian Express, Madras, now Chennai in 1979, worked for five years as correspondent for Arabia: The Islamic World Review, London (1982-1987), Afkar’s Inquiry, London (1987-88), set up and ran Feature And News Alliance, New Delhi (1988- 1996), Executive Editor, Meantime - the 10-day Newsmagazine, Bangalore (1996-2000), News Editor, Metro Today, English daily, Bangalore; as a correspondent for BBC World Service in Karnataka region of India frequently from 1996 till date, on editorial board of Islamic Voice, English monthly from Bangalore from January 1, 1987 till December 2008.

 He is very sincere social worker, & very busy working hard for the upliftment of the society, particularly new generation. For this he is deeply involved in guiding, counseling and helping students with scholarship through various trusts in Bangalore and Delhi. He is on Board of Trustees of Talent Promotion Trust, Danish Educational Trust, Millat Relief Trust, Lifeline Microcredit Society, Millat Management Society, Ashiyana Boys Home, all in Bangalore. He is also educational advisor for Muslim Orphanage, Bangalore.

 His other fields of activities are religion and its relevance to the life, society and development with particular focus on Islam and with a quest for common grounds in various religions for social reformation and development, environment and ecology, education, culture, languages with particular focus on Urdu. He also writes on civilization issues, history, society and societal issues, economy and its humanization, urbanization and industrialization with human face; et al.

His postal address is 19/1-Mosque Street, 3rd Cross, J. C. Nagar, Bangalore - 560006 (India)

Contact numbers are: 0091-80-23336393, 0091-98450-63701.

His Email ID is: maqsiraj@gmail.com