Wazir Agha (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Wazir Agha was a Pakistani Urdu language writer, poet, critic and essayist. He has written many poetry and prose books. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine “Auraq” for many decades. He introduced many theories in Urdu literature. His most famous work is on Urdu humour. His books focus on modern Urdu poets, notably those who have written more poems instead of ghazals. Agha’s poems have mostly an element of story.

Born: May 18, 1922, Wazir Kot Sargodha district, British India
Died: September 08, 2010, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation: Urdu poet, writer, essayist, critic

About Wazir Agha

Nobel Prize-nominated writer and recipient of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award. His contributions to Urdu literature include poems, nonfiction works, and essays.

Before Fame

He attended Government College and the University of Punjab.


He served as chief editor of Auraq, an influential literary magazine.

Family Life

He was born in Wazir Kot, Pakistan. He grew up speaking Punjabi, Persian, and English.


Like fellow Pakistani author Musharraf Farooqi, Agha wrote in the Urdu language.

Information related to Wazir Agha

  • Urdu non-fiction writers
  • Linguists of Urdu
  • Urdu critics
  • Pakistani linguists
  • Pakistani literary critics
  • Urdu scholars
  • Recipients of Sitara-i-Imtiaz
  • Government College University, Lahore alumni
  • Pakistani scholars
  • Pakistani writers

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Latest information about Wazir Agha updated on September 06, 2020.

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