Seventeen years ago, today on 8 December, Kashmir’s poet Agha Shahid Ali passed away, leaving behind volumes of his work. A poet, who loved his homeland Kashmir, and made sure he remembered it in his works, is celebrated across the globe for his work. Here we produce seven of his quotes from his works:

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