Chairil Anwar

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Birthday
26, 1922
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Apr 28, 1949 (26)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1922
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Apr 28, 1949 (26)

About

Indonesian poet and writer responsible for seventy poems, including "Aku," "Diponegoro," and "Doa." His innovative poetic style is characterized by varied line lengths and the colloquial use of the Indonesian language.

Before Fame

He was a stubborn, artistically-inclined child who dropped out of school on multiple occasions.

Trivia

He died at twenty-seven of an unknown illness. Biographers have speculated that his affliction was syphilis, tuberculosis, or typhus.

Family Life

His parents divorced, but Anwar's father continued to financially support the poet and his mother.

Associated With

He, like Sapardi Djoko Damono , was one of Indonesia's most successful poets.