|Loiq Sher-Ali, لائق شیرعلی
|Born||20 May 1941
In the Village Mazar-e Sharif, of Panjakent, Tajikistan
|Died||30 June 2000
In Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Loiq Sher-Ali had expertise in classical Persian poetry. The influence of Firdowsi, Khayyam and Molana Jalaleddin-e Balkhi is evident in Shir-Ali's works. He also translated several literary master pieces into Persian.
He was the head of Tajik-Persian Language International Foundation in Middle Asia and he was called as Shah-Poet of Tajikistan. A chosen collection of his works is published in Iran, 1994. Another collection, "Rakh's Spirit" is published in Iran, 1999, by Mirzo Shakurzoda.
- Shir-Ali, combining old and new styles in Persian poetry (BBC Persian)
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