Agha Shahid Ali Biography, Education, Books, Awards

1Full NameAgha Shahid Ali
2Birth PlaceNew Delhi India
3Birth Year1949
5AwardsPushcart Prize

Agha Shahid Ali is a famous poet from India. He was born on 4th February 1949. He is born in New Delhi. His family is basically from Kashmir. His father was Agha Ashraf Ali. He left India in 1976 and moved to the United States of America.

Agha Shahid Ali Initial Life and Education

Agha Shahid Ali was born in Kashmir but his family moved to Kashmir. He started his school education in Srinagar Kashmir. He completed his Primary and secondary education at Burn Hall School in Srinagar Kashmir. He also completed his Intermediate from Kashmir.

He went to the University of Kashmir, then moved to Delhi and continued his education at Hindu College, University of Delhi. After he moved to the United States he was admitted to Pennsylvania State University where he completed his Ph.D Degree in English Subject in 1984. In 1985 was admitted to the University of Arizona and completed his M.F.A Degree.

More About Agha Shahid Ali

Agha Shahid Ali spent most of his life in the United States of America. After completing his education there he started giving lectures at different universities in the United States. Here is the list of universities where he gave lectures.

  • MFA Program for Poets & Writers
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Bennington College
  • University of Utah
  • Baruch College
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Hamilton College
  • New York University

Agha Shahid Ali Poetry

He has written many poems. Here is the list of poetry he did.

  • Prayer Rug
  • land
  • Storm
  • K. L. Saigal
  • A History Of Paisley
  • Lenox Hill
  • A Pastoral
  • Snow on the Desert
  • Vacating an Apartment
  • Of Light
  • Snowmen
  • Shaving
  • Stationery
  • Ghazal
  • Learning Urdu
  • I See Chile In My Rearview Mirror
  • Tonight
  • Even the Rain
  • The Wolf’s Postscript To ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Agha Shahid Ali Awards

  • Pushcart Prize
  • Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996
  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship
  • Ingram-Merrill Foundation Fellowship
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

Agha Shahid Ali’s Death

He died in 2001 at the age of 52 he was buried at Northampton, Massachusetts. He died due to brain cancer.