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Ali Sardar Jafri

Urdu Poet and Writer

Ali Sardar Jafri, an exuberant Urdu writer, was born in 1913 at Ballarpur in Uttar Pradesh. He was an active participant in several political, social and literary movements. Among his renowned works are 'Asia Jag Utha', 'Patthar ki Deewar', 'Lahu Pukarta' and 'Parwaz'. Most of his works were translated into several Indian and foreign languages. Ali Sardar Jafri received several awards, prominent being Bharatiya Jnanpith Award, Padmashree and Makhdoom Award. In 1986, he was honored with D. Litt. by Aligarh Muslim University. He died in 2000.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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