IMCF – Indo Middle East Cultural Forum

About Us

India and the Middle East have a rich history of cultural exchange and shared heritage, dating back to ancient times. The connections between these regions have been deeply rooted in traditions of trade, immigration, and mutual influence. Over the centuries, the Silk Road, maritime routes, and historical linkages have facilitated a continuous flow of cultural exchange, fostering a deep bond between the people of India and the Middle East. While diplomatic, economic, and cultural relations have flourished, there remains untapped potential for further growth and collaboration. The cultural agreement signed between India and the UAE in 1975 is a testament to the commitment to strengthening bilateral cultural activities. This historical foundation provides a solid platform for fostering a vibrant and harmonious cultural exchange between India and the Middle East, transcending geographical boundaries and nurturing a deep appreciation for the rich diversity of traditions, arts, and heritage that define both regions.

Indo Middle East Cultural Forum (IMCF) is a registered body that is dedicated to the promotion, support, and collaboration of culture, arts, education, economic and traditions ties within India and Middle East. IMCF plays a key role in fostering a sense of identity, community engagement, and shared people to people values. Whether at the local, national, or international level, IMCF contributes significantly to the enrichment of society by supporting various forms of creative expression, education, and intercultural understanding.


Anzarul Bari

Executive Director

Anzarul Bari is an accomplished cultural leader experienced in journalism and cultural diplomacy, with a post-graduate degree in mass media and journalism from JMI New Delhi. They possess extensive leadership experience in cultural organizations, having held key positions and showcasing visionary leadership.

Muzaffar Ali

Deputy Director (Cultural Sustainability and Community Development)

Muzaffar Ali, an accomplished architect, academician, and development practitioner, holds a Doctorate and Master’s degree in Architecture. His expertise encompasses interdisciplinary cultural study, architecture, and sustainable community development.

Mr. Irfan Ahmed

Community Engagement Expert (Communications and outreach)

Mr. Irfan Ahmed, a highly skilled professional, holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology from CSM Kanpur University, complemented by specialized qualifications in Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management (PGDHM) 

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