Name Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed Parkar
Qualification – SSC
Date of Birth – 07/08/1918
Place of Birth- Bankot
Native place – Bankot,Taluka- Mandangad, District- Ratnagiri
Profession – Politician / Social Worker
He completed his early education up to Std VII at Bankot and took admission in Anjuman-e-Islam High School, Mumbai for further studies. He was a very brilliant student who was interested in literary activities and brought out a handwritten classroom magazine Jahangir when he was in Std IX. He was guided in his literary pursuit by his learned teacher Nikhat Shahjahanpuri and started contributing to Guldasta-i-Atfal a permanent column included in the famous student’s magazine Rahnuma-i-Taleem published from Delhi. However he could not continue his studies at Anjuman-e-Islam and went to Alibaug from where he passed his SSC exam.
Although he took admission in Ismail Yusuf College but his political activities hampered his progress and he left college to take part in Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement and was put into prison from 1940 to 1942.
He took part in Samyukta Maharashtra movement and was again put into jail in 1957. He was the General Secretary of Kokan Muslim Conference organized at Qaiser Bagh, Mumbai in 1956.
In 1935 he started the first literary association of Kokan namely Bazm-e-Meyarul Adab at Bankot.
This association organized poetic symposia and encouraged the budding poets of Kokan to read out their poetry to a sizeable audience. He was the founder member of Dapoli Urdu High School and was its Chairman for five years. He also played a significant role in establishing Fajandar Urdu High School and Jr. College at Vahoor. He was interested in Drama and started an organization called Kokan Kala Kendra to encourage this art. He translated French Writer Moulier’s play from English into Urdu and directed and presented it under the banner of Kokan Kala Kendra and also played the hero’s character in the play.
He started writing poetry at an early age in 1934 when he was student of Anjuman-e-Islam High School. He adopted Muslim as his pen name and then changed it over to Baghi and was recognized in the Urdu Literary world as Baghi Bankoti.
He started an Urdu weekly “Khabardar” from Mumbai in 1945.