Allamah Nasir al-Din Nasir Hunzai was born in 1917,in Hunza and died on January 14, 2017.
He was an Ismaili Pakistani writer and poet,
He was known for his work on Islam, Ismailism and the Burushaski language.
He a writer on Islam, Ismailism and Burushaski language.
During his early childhood, Nasir Hunzai was inclined towards the esoteric meanings of his faith, Islam.
Nasir Hunzai was inspired by the preachings and teachings of Pir Nasir Khusraw.
Nasir Hunzai leads the austere life of a “sufi saint” and is a member of Isma’ili Shi’ism
He was also a Sufi poet and writer.
Allamah Nasir al-Din Nasir Hunzai has written numerous books on the topics of the Qur’an, Islam, Sufism, Isma’ilism and spirituality in general.
Nasir Hunzai’s books have been translated into English, French, Swedish, Persian, Turkish, and Gujarati.
Nasir Hunzai was the first person to have a Diwan of poetry in Burushaski, his mother tongue, and is known as “Baba-i Burushaski” (Father of Burushaski) for his services to that language.
Nasir Hunzai also composes poetry in three other languages: Urdu, Persian and Turkish.
His contribution to spiritual science is widely recognised.
Nasir Hunzai has been a pioneer in developing the first Burushaski-German dictionary in association with Heidelberg University, Germany.
Nasir Hunzai has worked with a group of volunteers from the Northern Area of Pakistan in the development of the first Burushaski-English dictionary in association with Heidelberg University, Germany.
Allamah Nasir al-Din Nasir Hunzai passed away at 100 years old.