Nobel Prize Update: Well Played, Adil Bhai!

Posted on October 14, 2007
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by iFaqeer

Adil Najam, PakistanCharaagh Hasan Hasrat once said:

allah allah fusooN naghma-e-ishq
saara aalam hai gosh bar aawaz

The news going around in Pakistani circles is the fact that one of our own is the one of the Convening Lead Authors for the IPCC team that shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. And of course, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) team is chaired by another South Asian; Rajendra Pachauri.

Pakistani scientist in Nobel team -DAWN – National; October 14, 2007: WASHINGTON, Oct 13: Pakistani professor Adil Najam, now teaching at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, US, is amongst the team of scientists and experts in the Intergovernmental …

Over the years, I have come to know Dr. Najam rather well, and have learned from and been inspired by him. I’ve written about him quite a few times at my blog. For Example: here and especially here.

From a comment Dr. Najam posted on

Adil Najam, PakistanThank you to all for their kind wishes and congrats. I should add, however, that the Nobel was awarded to the work of the IPCC (a panel of eminent global climate change experts), so I am just one of the many experts on that Panel. I have served on the IPCC for some 8 years, the last many as a Convening Lead Author. So, yes, it does feel terrific to have one’s work and research celebrated by the Nobel Committee, but it really is an honor shared by many (including by Dr. Tariq Banuri who played a leading role in the IPCC’s evolution in the past).

Some links: Dawn, Boston Globe, Encyclopedia of the Earth, The Fletcher School.

In the idiom of South Asian sport, I want to say:

“Well played, Adil bhai; buhat aala, Adil bhai!”

Note: This post is a tribute from iFaqeer, Owais Mughal and many other friends. It is being produced here inspite of Adil’s objection. We would’ve kept quiet but our situation is now what Dagh Dehlvi had once said:

Dagh ki shaamat jo aai iztaraab-e-shauq meiN
hal-e-dil kam-bakht ne sab un ke muNh par rakh dia

So while we’ve taken this action of writing our ‘haal-e-dil’, we hope our readers will give Adil due credit for his research work in their comments below.

81 responses to “Nobel Prize Update: Well Played, Adil Bhai!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    “In 1988 you published “You Said It”, i was one of the contributer , a joint venture now you have proved those dreams a REALITY, another Joint Venture, i title is as ,” WE DID IT”!!!!Masha Allah!

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