Qahar Asi

Male, Person

1956 –


Who is Qahar Asi?

Qahar Asi was a notable modern Afghan poet and agriculturist.

He was born in Malima in Panjshir province. He is considered to be Afghanistan’s most famous modern poet who has practiced both "New" and "Classic" poetry styles.

Asi died in Kabul when a rocket hit his home during the 90s civil war. Like lots of other Afghan poets and writers of his time, Asi showed his concerns about the political and social situation of Afghanistan. His poetry is, sometimes, strongly influenced by the then socio-political developments in Afghanistan. His explicit expression of the situations caused him personal problems with the then regimes in Kabul. His book Az Jazeera e Khoon is a good example where he expresses his concerns about the situation of his country during the rule of the Mujaheedin and the civil war.

Asi promised to publish a poetry book each year and was successful in keeping his promise. He also wrote many poems with romantic and emotional contents and worked with Afghan singer Farhad Darya.

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Born
Apr 12, 1956
Panjshir Valley
Nationality
  • Afghanistan
Profession
Education
  • Kabul University