Sayyid Ali Musavi Garmarudi was born on April 20, 1941 in Qom to a family of scholars. He studied with Shaykh Muhammad Taqi Adib Nishapuri. In the course of four years, he completed the Bihjat al-Marziyyah of Suyuti, Mutawwal, and a couple of other books.
Garmarudi's formal higher education began in 1967 when he entered the Faculty of Law of Tehran University. His doctorate degree was in Persian language and literature. In 1970, he garnered the Yaghma literary prize for modern poetry or "she'r-i now."