Kaleem Omar

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Kaleem Omar (KO) (1937 – 26 June 2009) was a Pakistani journalist, and an English language poet.[1]


Born in Lucknow, Omar attended Sherwood College, Naini Tal.[2] He was associated with the Jang Group's daily The News International, in Karachi for the past many years. From 1983 to 1988, he wrote a column for The Star Weekend; beginning in 1989, he wrote for The News.[3]

His work is included in the anthologies Pieces of eight, Wordfall and A Dragonfly in the Sun.[4][5][6]

Kaleem Omar died of heart failure on 28 June 2009.[7]


  1. ^ http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Islamabad/04-Jul-2009/Kaleem-Omar-remembered-as-a-gifted-poet
  2. ^ http://www.oldsherwoodians.com/links/index.htm?http://www.oldsherwoodians.com/links/kaleem.htm
  3. ^ http://jang.com.pk/thenews/jul2009-weekly/nos-05-07-2009/pol1.htm
  4. ^ Zulfikar Ghose, ed. (1971). Pieces of eight: eight poets from Pakistan: Zulfikar Ghose, M. K. Hameed, Shahid Hosain, Adrian Husain, Nadir Hussein, Kaleem Omar, Taufiq Rafat, Salman Tariq Kureshi. Oxford University Press. 
  5. ^ Kaleem Omar, ed. (1975). Wordfall: three Pakistani poets, Taufiq Rafat, Maki Kureishi, Kaleem Omar. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-577217-3. 
  6. ^ Muneeza Shamsie, ed. (1997). A Dragonfly in the sun: an anthology of Pakistani writing in English. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-577784-0. 
  7. ^ Journalist, poet Kaleem Omar dead Dawn.com. Retrieved on 26 June 2009.

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