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AAL-E-AHMAD SUROOR POETRY, GHAZALS & SHAYARI

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Aal-e-Ahmad Suroor was born in a middle-class family of Badayun Uttar Pradesh on 8 Oct 1912. He had his education from Ghazipur, Agra and Aligarh. After B.Sc. he switched over to English literature and acquired a master degree. Suroor started working as a lecturer in English. Later he moved to the department of Urdu as a lecturer doing post graduation in Urdu literature. Suroor was a noted poet, critic and scholar. His poetical works include Salsabeel (1935) and Zauq-e-Junoon (1955). Some of his... View More

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Aal-e-Ahmad Suroor was born in a middle-class family of Badayun Uttar Pradesh on 8 Oct 1912. He had his education from Ghazipur, Agra and Aligarh. After B.Sc. he switched over to English literature and acquired a master degree. Suroor started working as a lecturer in English. Later he moved to the department of Urdu as a lecturer doing post graduation in Urdu literature. Suroor was a noted poet, critic and scholar. His poetical works include Salsabeel (1935) and Zauq-e-Junoon (1955). Some of his other works are Maqallate yume Iqbal (essays on Iqbal) (1945), Naye aur purane chiragh (1946), Tanquidi ishare (literary and critical essays) (1949) and Adab aur Nazaria (1954). In poetry, he adhered to the traditional form of rhymed verses. Saroor occupies a very important place as a critic in Urdu. He was a member of Sahitya Akademy. He died on February 9, 2002 in Delhi.