Legendary Urdu poet Dr. Kalim Ahmed Ajiz died on 15 February 2015 in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. He was 90.
At the time of death, Ajiz was serving as the Chairman of the Urdu Advisory Committee, Government of Bihar. He was a retired professor of Patna University.
His namaz-e-janaza (funeral ceremony) was performed in Gandhi Maidan, Patna and burial took place at his birthplace Telhara in Nalanda.
About Kalim Ahmed Ajiz
• He was the only Urdu poet during 1960’s and 70’s to represent Bihar in the Red Fort Mushaira that is held every year in Delhi on the eve of Independence Day.
• His first Mushaira appearance was in the year 1949 from Anjuman Rafiq us Shora in Patna.
• He was the author of several books and classical ghazals and his first book of ghazals was released in 1976 by the President of India Fakruddin Ali Ahmad.
• His thesis on Evolution of Urdu Literature in Bihar is now available in a book form.
• His first written couplet was Thi farmaish buzorgo ki to likh di ghazal aajiz/wagar na shayaari shairi ka tazarba humko bhala kahan hai.
• He wrote collective of ghazals and nazams named as, Woh jo shayri ka sabab hua, jab fasl bahar aayei thi, jahan khushboo hi khusboo thi.
• He was a recipient of Padma Shri award for his contribution to Urdu literature.
• One of the greatest Urdu poets of all times, Rahgupati Sahay alias Firaq Gorakpuri was a great admirer of Dr. Kaleem Ajiz.
• He was born in 1926 in Telhara village of Nalanda district
When: 15 February 2015