Commemorating the Legacy of Faiz Ahmed Faiz on 35th Death Anniversary!

Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Remembering Faiz Ahmed Faiz on Death Anniversary

Today marks the 35th death anniversary of the legendary poet/writer Faiz Ahmed Faiz, who is among the most celebrated and popular personalities of South Asia.

Where the recently concluded 5th Faiz International Festival 2019 commemorated his work, we also got the chance to cherish his legacy after Ali Sethi brought Faiz’s famous ghazal ‘Gulon Mai Rang’ back to life in Coke Studio 12 and it took us down memory lane!

Born in Sialkot, Pakistan on 13 February 1911, Faiz Ahmed received his early education from Church Mission School and Masters in English and Arabic from Government College, Lahore. Later, he took up the post of an English Lecturer M.A.O. College, Amritsar while pursuing his passion for Urdu poetry.

Being the student of Patras Bukhari, another famous name of Urdu Literature, Faiz published his first collection of poetry ‘Naqsh-e-Faryadi’ in 1939 and it was just the start of the revolution he brought in the literary world.

His writings are a beautiful blend of the grief of love with sorrows of life and resonate with those souls who thrive to achieve their dreams and go beyond the limits.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Where Faiz Ahmed Faiz began his poetry with ghazals, he steadily shifted his attention to nazm and his work is admired all over the world. Some of his famous ghazals have also been translated into several languages including Russian and English.

From being the editor of ‘Adab-e-Lateef’ to joining the army to fight against fascism in World War II, the adventurous life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz never ceases to amaze us. The legendary poet was also arrested under the Pakistan Safet Order Act for Rawalpindi case in 1951 and he wrote ‘Dast-e-saba’ during his confinement in Hyderabad jail.

Faiz won many awards including the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962 and also Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan`s highest civil award in 1990 in recognition of his services in literature. Some of his most popular writings are:

  • Naqsh-e-faryadi
  • Dast-e-saba
  • Zindaan Naama
  • Dast-e- Tah-e-Sang
  • Sar-e-Wadi-e-Seena
  • Sham-e-Sheher-e-Yaaran
  • Mere Dil Mere Musafir.

His complete poetry has been published as ‘Nuskhahaae Wafa’.

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On this date Faiz Ahmed Faiz is one of the most celebrated poets in the subcontinent. His very first collection of verses ‘Naqsh-e-Faryadi’, published in 1941, took the literary world by storm due to its soulful ghazals. Although his poetic journey started off with ghazals, he steadily progressed to nazms. Throughout his lifetime, Faiz published eight volumes of poetry. Compositions of his poetry include Dast-e-Saba, Zindaan Naama, Dast-e- Tah-e-Sang, Sar-e-Wadi-e-Seena, and Sham-e-Sheher-e-Yaaran. His work has been translated into several languages and has won several scholarly awards such as the Lenin Peace Award in 1962. He also founded the Progressive Writers Association at the age of 24. Today marks his 35th death anniversary. #tdfghar #karachi #history #poet #deathanniversary #faizahmedfaiz #onthisdate Sources: https://www.dawn.com/news/606752?fbclid=IwAR229O6XfntGCRrf_UIiLNu8smHc9KSI57nqC-Yhx6Twmxujx4XfUVbXym4 https://www.rekhta.org/Poets/faiz-ahmad-faiz/profile

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Faiz Ahmed passed away on 20th Nov 1984 in Lahore but his legacy will live forever in the hearts of his admirers.

Social Media Remembers Faiz Ahmed Faiz on 35th Death Anniversary

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