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He was born in 1917 in Hyderabad, Hunza, to a Burushaski speaking religious family. In his early childhood, he was inclined towards the esoteric meanings of Islam. He was inspired by the preachings and teachings of Pir Nasir Khusraw.
Allamah Nasir was also a Sufi poet and writer. He has written numerous books on the topics of the Qur'an, Islam, Sufism, Isma'ilism and spirituality in general. His books have been translated into English, French, Swedish, Persian, Turkish, and Gujarati. He is 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. He also composes poetry in three other languages: Urdu, Persian and Turkish. His contribution to spiritual science is widely recognised.
The former President of Pakistan "Pervez Musharraf conferred upon Nasir al-Din Hunzai the award of Sitarah-i-Imtiyaz on 23 March 2001 in recognition of his outstanding services in the fields of literature and scholarship. He had been a pioneer in developing the first Burushaski-German dictionary in association with Heidelberg University, Germany. He had 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.