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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ifti Nasim  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poet

Born: 1946, Faisalabad, Pakistan


Illinois Connection

Nasim lived and worked in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ifti Nasim was a poet, writer and activist. He wrote two collections of Urdu poems and received an honorary Doctorate of Literature from the World Peace Academy of Delaware. He co-founded Sangat/Chicago, a Southasian LBGT organization and support group. A popular speaker on sexual diversity at different universities across the globe, Nasim also received the R.N. Tagore Award. He was a past president of Southasian Performing Arts Council of America and was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996.

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