LAHORE: The 39th death anniversary of Pakistan’s renowned revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz is being observed on Monday (today).
He was born on February 13, 1911, at Kala Qader in Narowal district of Punjab.
Faiz was one of the most celebrated, popular, and influential Urdu writers and his works influenced many in Pakistan and beyond.
He also worked as a teacher, broadcaster, journalist, military officer and trade unionist.
Faiz was a distinguished member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement and a Marxist. He 1962 he was Lenin Peace Prize by Soviet Union.
He was conferred with Pakistan’s highest civil award of Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1990 by the government of Pakistan.
His major literary works include, Naqsh-e-Faryadi, Dast-e-Tah-e-Sung, Dast-e-Saba, Zindan-Nama, Mere Dil Mere Musafir Sar-e-Wadi-e-Sina which have been combined together in Nuskha Haa-e-Wafa.
Faiz died in Lahore, in 1984, after developing complications of lung and heart.