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Akbar Ali (Kannada: ಅಕ್ಬರ್ ಅಲಿ; March 3, 1925 – February 21, 2016) was an Indian Kannada academic and poet from Karnataka,[1] India.


Ali was born to Ameerbi and Appa Saheb from Ullagaddi village of Khanapur, Belgaum district.[citation needed] He completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Bombay in 1949. He passed the master's degree at Willingdon College Sangli in 1960. As a lecturer he served in the Arts and Science College of Karwar for 14 years. In 1980, the University of Mysore awarded him with a PhD.[citation needed] His works include Nava Chetan, "Anna", "Sumana Saurabha", "Gandha Kesara", Nireeksheyalli, and Vish Sindhu.[citation needed]

He was awarded the Sumana Saurabha - Karnataka State Sahitya Academy award in 1967 and 1984. In 1986, he became a Member of the Karnataka Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council).[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Akbar Ali's photo
  2. ^ Datta, Amaresh (2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume One - A To Devo). 1. Sahitya Akademi. p. 116. ISBN 978-81-260-1803-1.
  3. ^ Dutt, Kartik Chandra (1999). Who's who of Indian Writers, 1999: A-M. Sahitya Akademi. pp. 28–29. ISBN 978-81-260-0873-5.
  4. ^ "Poet Akbar Ali, Known for Limericks, Dies at 91". The New Indian Express.