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1927 - 1978 Azamgarh

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Khaleel-Ur-Rehman Azmi was born in 1927 in Azamgarh. He is also known as Khalil al-Rehman Azmi. He was an Urdu poet and literary critic. Azmi's father Muhammad Shafi was a very religious man. Azmi did his matriculationfrom Shibli National High School in Azamgarh in 1945. He received his bachelor's degree in 1948 and did his M.A. in Urdu from Aligarh Muslim University. Afterwards he gained his Doctor of Philosophy in Urdu in 1957 from Aligarh Muslim University.

In 1952 he became a Lecturer in Aligarh Muslim University's Department of Urdu. Four years later he became a Reader and continued in that role until his death from leukemia in 1978. He started writing during his early school days. He composed poems for Payami taleem, a children's literary magazine. He was efficient in both prose and poetry. Moreover he was one of the pioneers of Modernism in Urdu and was also aligned with the Progressive Writers Movement. He received the Ghalib Award for Urdu Poetry in 1978.