The 11th death anniversary of renowned poet Ahmad Faraz was observed across the country on Sunday.
According to the reports of Baaghitv, the revolutionary poet Ahmad Faraz’s death anniversary was observed across the country by his fans and literary figures on Sunday. Special programs were arranged to pay tribute to the great poet of Urdu language. He was undoubtedly one of the great poet of his times.
He was born on January 12, 1931 in Kohat, as Syed Ahmed Shah. Faraz was his pseudonym ‘takhallus’. He moved to Peshawar with his family, where he studied in famous Edwardes College and received Masters in Urdu and Persian from Peshawar University.
The progressive poets, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ali Sardar Jafri, were his friends during college days, who impressed him and became his role models. Faraz was arrested for writing poems that criticized military rulers in Pakistan during the reign of General Zia-ul-Haq.