27 Jan 2022

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37th death anniversary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz observed

(Desk Report)

 

Faiz Ahmad Faiz is one among the few poets and writers who managed to wake an entire nation with just his words. His revolutionary poems still resonate with millions, in today’s time. When asked by a television host about the fact that his words stand true decades after him having written them, he said “meine jo likha so likha, ab mein kya keroun ke aap ne apne haalaat hi nahi badley” (I wrote what I wrote all those years ago, what can I possibly do that you didn’t try changing your circumstances)? Today, on his death anniversary, we celebrate the man’s written word and remind you just how great he was as a poet.

The 37th death anniversary of legendary poet and writer Faiz Ahmad Faiz was observed last week.

Born in 1911 in Sialkot, Faiz earned wide recognition for his work that influenced Urdu literature all over the world.

His poetry has been translated into several languages including Russian and English.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan and international awards including the Lenin peace award by the Soviet Union in recognition of his services.

He died this day in 1984 and is buried in Lahore.