Abdullah Kamal was amongst the last generation of Urdu poets in Indian subcontinent that not only had complete domination over Urdu elocution but also made full use of the inheritance of Urdu poetry from Wali to Meer and Ghalib to Nasir Kazmi.
Abdullah Kamal was born in Muzaffarpur on April 17, 1948. He made Mumbai his home in 1966. Life has never been easy for Kamal but he struggled to live in dignity. He is one of the very few modernists who achieved name in Urdu world.
He had been connected with various magazines and had two collections of poetry to his name. He was living in Mumbra for a few years. Though he lived in Mumbai, Kamal kept himself limited to literary circles. He had nothing but disapproval for self-projection and publicity tactics despite the fact that this is also an explanation that he didn't get the due gratitude outside Urdu world.
He passed away on May 18, 2010 in Mumbai. He suffered a cardiac arrest. ..