Poet Akabara Ali passes away in Mysuru

Poet Akabara Ali passes away  in Mysuru

 Noted limericks writer M Akabara Ali passed away after a prolonged illness at a private hospital in the city in the early hours of Sunday. He was 91.

A resident of Kuvempunagar, Ali was not keeping well for some time. He was undergoing treatment at Kamakshi Hospital for the past one month. His wife Banu Bi had predeceased him. He is survived by six children.

A native of Ullegaddi Khanapur in Hukkeri taluk, Belagavi district, Ali was born to Appa Saheb Mulla and Ameer Bi on March 3, 1925. After his primary education in Urdu medium up to class four at his native, Ali opted for Kannada medium up to class 10 at G A High School, Belagavi.

He graduated in BA honours from Lingaraj College, Belagavi, and obtained MA from Pune University. He researched on the topic ‘Sarvagnana samaja darshana maththu sahitya tatva’ for PhD degree from University of Mysore in 1983.

It was in 1975 that he shifted to Mysuru to join the Open and Distance Learning Education Centre of the University of Mysore, where he served till his retirement in 1985.

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