Remembering Ahmad Faraz on his 13th death anniversary

‘Tanha tanha,’ ‘Be-Awaz Gali Kuchon main,’ ‘Sab Awazain Meri Hain’ and ‘Shab-e-Khun’ are some of his literary works.

Ahmed Faraz

The Renowned Urdu poet, Syed Ahmad Shah, better known by his pen name Ahmed Faraz, was remembered on his 13th death anniversary on Wednesday.

Faraz was born in Kohat on the 12th of January, 1931, as Syed Ahmad Shah. He received his early education from Peshawar and later attended Edwards College to obtain a Master’s degree in Persian and Urdu.

Ahmed Faraz

He went on to teach at Peshawar University and was a member of the Progressive Writers Movement (PWM). ‘Tanha tanha,’ ‘Be-Awaz Gali Kuchon main,’ ‘Sab Awazain Meri Hain’ and ‘Shab-e-Khun’ are some of his literary works.

The renowned poet was the Pakistan Academy of Letters chairman and head of the National Book Foundation.

Ahmad Faraz received several national and international accolades, including the ‘Nagar Award,’ ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz,’ and ‘Hilal-e-Imtiaz.’

On the 25th of August, 2008, Faraz died of kidney failure and was buried in Islamabad’s graveyard.

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