Nov. 2 2017, Sharjah: While most leaders are remembered for their eloquent and fiery speeches, Sayyid Shihab will be remembered for his brevity and meek smile’, reasoned Jaihoon, at the launching ceremony of SLOGANS OF THE SAGE, a coffee table book comprising of selected aphorisms by late Sayyid Muhammed Ali Shihab, celebrated Indian statesman and philanthropist.
‘As an unconventional politician, Sayyid was mildly and miserly-spoken. Hence, Slogans of the Sage’, said Jaihoon at the launching ceremony held at Sharjah International Book Fair on Nov 2 2017. The event was attended by Syyid Munavvar Ali Shihab Thangal, the popular youth icon from Kerala and youngest son of Sayyid Shihab, Ismail Al Rifai, award winning Syrian artist and writer, P. Surendran, renowned Malayalam writer, Anwar Naha, president of Dubai KMCC and Bhasha Singh, journalist and social activist.
Launched at Sharjah International Book fair 2017, Jaihoon’s coffee table book with aesthetically illustrated quotations has been warmly received earlier by several world leaders including His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Indian Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi, president of Indian National Congress, and other eminent academicians, interfaith activists and leading educational institutions.