Ali Jawad Zaidi
Urdu poetDied when: 88 years 271 days (1064 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Syed Ali Jawad Zaidi (10 March 1916 – 6 December 2004) was an Indian Urdu poet, scholar, and author of over 80 books in several languages.
He was also an Indian independence activist, lawyer and later, a civil servant, but is best known for his work in Urdu literature.
He was an authority on marsiyago poetry of Uttar Pradesh, including the poets Mir Anis and Mirza Ghalib, and wrote on both poetry and prose, including research and analytical works.
He has received several awards for his contributions to literature and other fields.