Akbar Ali (Kannada: ಅಕ್ಬರ್ ಅಲಿ) who was born March 3, 1925 is a Kannada professor and poet from Karnataka, India. 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).
Ali was born to Ameerbi and Appa Saheb from Ullagaddi village of Khanapur, Belgaum district. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Bombay in 1949. He passed the Master of Arts 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.
Akbar Ali was a poet and writer in Kannada language. His works include Nava Chetan, "Anna", "Sumana Saurabha", "Gandha Kesara", Nireeksheyalli, and Vish Sindhu.
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