Muhammad Ali Siddiqui


1938 –


Who is Muhammad Ali Siddiqui?

Muhammad Ali Siddiqui was a noted scholar and literary critic from Pakistan.

He was born on March 7, 1938 in Amroha, India, and brought up in Karachi. He died on January 9, 2013 at Karachi, Pakistan. He was able to use English, French, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi, Seraiki and Urdu. He did his D.Litt in Pakistan Studies in 2003 after doing his Ph.D in the same subject in 1992. He is the first PhD and D.Litt in Pakistan Studies in Pakistan.

He was a member of many national and international organizations such as: Pakistan Writers Guild, Pakistan, Association Des Litteraire Critiques International, Paris, European Union of Writers and Scientist, Rome, International Association of Literary Critics, Stavanger, Norway, Majlis-i-Farough-i-Urdu Adab, Doha, Qatar.

Ali Siddiqui was a prominent Urdu critic. He was also the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Institute of Business and Technology, Karachi. He also served as Dean Faculty of Education & Social Sciences at Hamdard University, Karachi for six years. He taught at Karachi University for a number of years. He served as the Director of Quaid-e-Azam Academy for six years.

Ali Siddiqui has penned more than 100 research articles. He has 16 books to his credit, two of them Tawazum and Croce ki Sarguzash, were adjudged as the Best Books of the Years 1976 and 1979 respectively.

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Mar 7, 1938
  • Sunni Islam
  • Pakistan
  • University of Karachi
Lived in
  • Karachi

on July 23, 2013


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