Jafar Askari great Urdu poet

jafar-askariJafar Askari  was born at Lucknow on June 20, 1945. Jafar Askari is the son of famous Urdu critic Prof. Syed Ahtesham Hussain. He spent a considerable time in Allahabad where Muslim Saleem had a chance to meet him regularly at his Khuldabad house. Later, Jafar Askari moved to and settled in LucknowHe did his PhD on “Josh Malihabadi bahaisiyat nasr nigar” from Lucknow University in 1988. He retired as lecturer from Shia Post Graduate College in 2007. Jafar Askar is penning high class Urdu poetry for the last 40 years. His collection of poetry will be published soon. He has also written more than two dozen articles, which are also going to the press shortly. Book: Jash Malihabadi as nasr nigar. Compilation of books: 1. Raushni ke dareeche (collection of poetry of Prof. Syed Ahtesham Hussain), 1974 2. Jadeed Adab: manzar aur pas manzar 1978, 3. Josh Malihabadi: insan aur shair 1983.

Jafar Askari poetry

Jafar Askari on Muslim Saleem

 Jafar Askari is the son of famous Urdu critic Prof. Syed Ahtesham Hussain. He spent a considerable time in Allahabad where Muslim Saleem had a chance to meet him regularly at his Khuldabad house. Later, Jafar Askari moved to and settled in Lucknow. He joined Shia College there and has now retired as Urdu reader. Here is what Jafar Askari thinks about Muslim Saleem and his poetry.