Agha Shorash Kashmiri: Biography and Work

Agha Shorash Kashmiri is a great writer, scholar, debater, and leader. He has born on 14th August 1917 in Lahore. He was born during British rule in the subcontinent, and Lahore was a famous British administration city. Shorash was brought up under British control, which influenced him a lot.

He is incredibly motivated and struggled a lot to get liberation from the tyrannies of the Britishers. He remained a prominent figure in Pakistan’s freedom movement and the other Muslims to participate in freedom through his writings. Shorash Kashmiri has been working as a chief editor of the weekly “Chattan Magzine” in Pakistan. “Shorash” is not his original name. Instead, a Takhallus “Pen Name” became a sign of recognition in the subcontinent.


Using occupation, he has been involved in disciplines like journalism, orator, poetry, political activism, and history. He is attached directly or indirectly to all these above-stated professions. But the field of journalism and literal activities made him unique. He has also been related to political affairs as an active political activist.

Early Career

Agha Shorash Kashmiri started his very active political career in 1935. He delivered essential speeches to influence the masses, but one famous speech was a historic speech at the Shaheed Ghani Mosque Conference. This conference is headed under the presidency of Zafar Ali Khan, who has been serving as the President of the Ahrar Party of India. Agha Shorash Kashmiri was also a student of Maulana Zafar Ali Khan. But their violence took place at the conference, which disappointed him.

Political Life

Shorash Kashmiri is also greatly impressed by Chaudhary Afzal Haq, a significant political leader of the sub-continent. He extensively worked for the collaboration of the Muslims of United India. Agha joined All India Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam. He struggled hard for the Ahrar Party. Shorash Kashmiri was also impressed by the religious and political activist Ameer-e-Shariyyat Sayyad Ata Ullah Shaha Bukhari.

An Important Political Activist

Agha Shorash Kashmiri started his political career in 1935. He continued to struggle hard to involve himself in the political field. With time, he continued to boom up and became a well-known political personality in the sub-continent. Due to his devoted political practice, he was elected as secretary general of All-India Majlis-e-Ahrar in 1946. His role was also crucial in Tehreek-e-Khatme Nabuwat in 1974.

Compliment by Punjab Government

Very recently, in 2014, the governor of Punjab, Ch Sarwar, while speaking at a launching book ceremony in Lahore written by Agha Shorash Kashmiri, explored that Kashmiri was a very active journalist. This book is about the life of Agha Shorash Kashmiri. According to the governor of Punjab, today’s writers can get the lesson from the life of a Kashmiri as a journalist who never gives before any oppression.

Agha Shorash Kashmiri Books List/ Literary Work


Agha Shorash Kashmiri died on 25th October 1975 in Lahore, Pakistan.

At last, I hope you liked the biography of Agha Shorash Kashmiri. You may also want to check Faiz Ahmad Faiz: A Legend Urdu Poet.

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