Noted Urdu poet Liyaqat Ali Asim was born on August 14, 1951, in Karachi. In 1980, he became associated with the Urdu Dictionary Board, and, after 3 long decades of service, retired in 2011 as the Editor of the board. A total of eight collections of his poems have been published and well-received by Urdu readers. These include, Sabd-e-Gul (1970), Aangan Mein Samandar (1988), Raqs-e-Wisal (1996), Naseeb-e-Shahr (2008), Dil Kharashi (2011), Baagh To Saara Jaane Hai (2013), Nish-e-Ishq (2017), and a collection of poems published a week before his death, ‘Mere Katbe Pe Uska Naam Likho’. All his poetry collections have been compiled and published in the form of a Kulliyat under the title ‘Yak-Jaan’.
He had been suffering from cancer for some time and passed away on June 29, 2019, in Karachi. He was laid to rest at Muhammad Shah Cemetery, North Karachi.