Dr. Syed Zameer Akhtar Naqvi (Urdu علامہ ڈاکٹر سید ضمیر اختر نقوی المعروف لڈن جعفری ) (March 24, 1944 – September 13, 2020) was a Pakistani, writer, poet and religious scholar born in Lucknow, India and permanently moved to Karachi, Pakistan in 1967. Naqvi died on 13 September 2020 due to a heart attack at his residence in Karachi, Pakistan. He was famous and widely popular for his story of Late Mr. Syed Ghulam Abbas Jafri AKA Laddan Jafri due to his different style of speech. He was a renowned scholar and has written many books on religion and poetry.
Also known as Allama, Dr. Syed Zameer Akhtar Naqvi was born in the year 1944 in the Indian city of Lucknow where he studied until graduation, later he moved to Karachi in 1967. He did his MATRICULATION at Hussain School Lucknow and INTER at Government Jubilee College, Lucknow, India. Allama Dr. Syed Zameer Akhtar Naqvi received his post graduate degree from the Shia College of Lucknow.
He had a PhD from the University of Karachi and was known to be Master of Science, Philosophy, Literature, Islamic History, Culture and Journalism. He also remained the Editor of Al Kalam magazine besides heading the Anees Academy.
He passed away at age of 76 years on the 13th of September 2020 due to cardiac arrest in Aga Khan hospital and funeral prayer was held in imam bargah of Ancholi buried in Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard Karachi.
He also authored more than 300 books on various subjects, including Urdu ghazals, Islamic History, literature, culture, religion, philosophy, sociology, science, oratory, languages, journalism, Events of Karbala and current affairs.
Some of his books are available on Rekhta.org
- On compilation of the book 'Josh Malih-Abadi's Marthiyah', Mir Anees Award was awarded in 1989
- Commonwealth award, London by Anjuman-e-Farogh-e-Aza in 1999