Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Winner of several awards including

those conferred by the Sahitya Akademi, [Akhlaq Mohammed Khan] Shahryar, unlike several other poets from from Central and western UP, refused to make Mumbai his karmabhoomi and preferred being part of what came to be called the Aligarh movement of Urdu poetry. He lived on Aligarh Muslim University campus retiring as the dean of the Urdu faculty in 1996.

The refusal of Shahryar to move out of Aligarh was a major loss both for the poetry and the fans, who lost out on some classic ghazals and nazms.

from Daily Pioneer: Poet is dead; Long live poetry


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