Ali Jawad Zaidi

Syed Ali Jawad Zaidi (Urdu: سید علی جواد زیدی ) (March 10, 1916 - December 6, 2004) is a much feted Urdu poet, scholar and author of over 80 books in many languages.He was also a freedom fighter, lawyer & later bureaucrat, however he is primarily known as one of the most prominent figures in Urdu Literature.

Internationally renowned as a poet-scholar-critic of repute, an authority on Marsiyago of Uttar Pradesh, Mir Anis & Mirza Ghalib, and has written on as diverse subjects as poetry to plain prose, from research works to analytical works.

He has received many awards for his contributions to Literature and other diverse fields. He was married to Shahnaz (earlier Safdari) Zaidi and they raised seven well educated & accomplished children.

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