KARACHI: Seventh death anniversary of progressive Urdu poet Ahmed Faraz is being observed on Tuesday, 25 August.
Faraz was considered one of the greatest modern Urdu poets of the last century.
His real name was Syed Ahmed Shah.
He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz and other numerous national and international awards in recognition of his literary achievements.
His poetry has been translated into English, French, Russian and German.
His several ghazals also shot to prominence in films during 1970’s including “Ranjish Hi Sahi Dil Hi Dukhanay Ke Liye Aa” and “Ab Ke Hum Bicchray To Shayed Kabhi Khawabon Mein Milen”.
Ahmed Faraz died from kidney failure on this day in 2008.