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Abdul Ghafoor Nassakh
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Abdul Ghafoor Nassakh

Khan Bahadur Abdul Ghafur Nassakh was a British Indian officer, writer, literary critic and collector. 

Nassakh was the pen-name of Khan Bahadur Abu Mohammad Abdul Ghafoor, who was born in a kazi family of Faridpur in 1833 and a civil servant by profession. His father, Fakir Muhammad was a lawyer of Kolkata civil court. Reformer Nawab Abdul Latif was his elder brother. Apart from Bangla, Urdu and Persian, he also knew Arabic, English and Hindi. He served as deputy magistrate and deputy collector in various places of Bengal, including Dhaka from 1860-1888. Nassakh was essentially an Urdu poet, but also composed poems in Persian. His books of poems include Ashar-e-Nasikh (1866), Daftar-e-Bemisal (1869), Ganj-e-Tawarikh (1873), Armugan (1875) Kanz-e-Tawarikh (1877) and Armugani (1884). Nasikh also wrote a biography of Urdu and Persian poets in Sukhan-e-Shuara (1874).

He translated Pand Name of Persian poet Fariduddin Attar in Urdu under the title of Chashma-e-Faez in 1874. Ganj-e-Tawarikh (1873), Kanz-e-Tawarikh (1877), Ashar-e-Nassakh (1866) are his poetry works. First two contains biography of great Islamic personalities. His Intikhab-e-Nakam (1879) is on critique on marsia poetry of Mir Anis and Mirza Dabir of Lucknow. He wrote Mazhab-e-Muamma (1888) is his Persian poetry work. Abdul Ghafoor died in year 1889 at Calcutta.



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