Ahmad Faraz

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Birthday
12, 1931
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Aug 25, 2008 (77)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1931
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Aug 25, 2008 (77)

About

Award-winning poet who became known for his politically-charged works. An acclaimed Urdu poet, he was the recipient of the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, and Nigar awards.

Before Fame

He attended Edwards College and Peshawar University.

Trivia

His poetic criticism of the politics of the Zia-ul-Haq era led to his arrest.

Family Life

He was born in Kohat, Pakistan (then part of British India). His brother, Syed Masood Kausar, was a prominent Pakistani politician.

Associated With

He and fellow poet Jan Akhtar were both born in India.

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