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Akhtar Raza Saleemi
--: Biography of Akhtar Raza Saleemi :--


Akhtar Raza Saleemi   is a Pakistani poet.  He considered one of the best and popular modern Urdu poets of the new generation having a different and sound style of writing . He is one of those very few serious and committed poets who have a wide vision of life .He looks not considering poetry as a pastime or a game of words ,on the contrary he takes it as a pivot of his life and soul . His poetry has a thought provoking and a philosophical touch.


Akhtar Raza Saleemi  was born on 16 June 1974, at Kekot, a village of disstt Hari Pur, Khaybar Pakhtoon Khwa. He received his early education from his native village then he went to Karachi where he got his matriculation certificate, after that he settled in Islamabad. He graduated from [[Allama Iqbal Open University]. Now he is working as editor (Urdu) in Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad


  • Ikhtara 2003  
  • Irtafa 2008  
  • Khushbu marey saath chal pari hay  2009)

In pipeline

  • Manzar ik bulandi per    ( urdu poetry)
  • Har paasey parchaanwaan maahra ( Potohaari poetry)
  • Ye wohi alfaaz hain  ( translations from Punjabi)


  • Quaid e aazam literary gold medal for 2009
  • A master’s level theses has been done on his poetry and career from national university of modern languages (numl) in 2009.

Published and interviewed in

Fanoon , oraaq , adbiyaat ,seep, maah e no, takhleeq, symbol, adab e lateef, nairang e khayal, tasteer.bayaaz, sher o sukhan, inkot, canvas,sareer, asbaaq.roshnaayi, dastaavez, chahaar soo, and many other national and international journals and news papers.

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