9th Death Anniversary of Ahmad Faraz

It’s been 9 years today since the renowned Pakistani poet, Ahmad Faraz left this world. Across the country, homages are being paid for his unique and remarkable poetry.

Syed Ahmad Ali Shah, who the world started recognizing as Ahmad Faraz thanks to his pen name, was born on 12 January, 1931 in Kohat. He belonged to the Sufi family of Haji Bahadur and would’ve been 86 years had he been alive today. The Hilal-e-Imtiaz winner has 13 collections of poetry books under his name.

He began his career as a scriptwriter for Radio Pakistan and later became an Urdu teacher at Peshawar University.His poetry is most known for its romantic theme however, he also used poetry as his weapon for political resistance in the time of General Zia-ul-Haq.

The poet breathed his last on 25th August, 2008 but is still very much alive through his literally work.

Arsala Khalid