Death anniversary of iconic poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz today
His timeless poetry and its multi-layered resonances have been a source of inspiration to many
LAHORE (Dunya News) - The 39th death anniversary of revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz is being observed on Monday (today).
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was born on February 13, 1911, at Kala Qader in Narowal district of Punjab.
He was a notable member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement and an avowed Marxist. He received the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962.
Faiz' literary work was posthumously publicly honoured when the Pakistani Government conferred upon him the nation’s highest civil award of Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1990.
The timeless quality of Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s poetry and its multi-layered resonances across cultures, have been a source of inspiration to many, including the distinguished academic Anjum Altaf, who transmuted and adapted Faiz’s poems into a 2018 collection, Trangressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
His major literary works include, 'Naqsh-e-Faryadi', 'Dast-e-Saba', 'Zindan-Nama', 'Dast-e-Tah-e-Sung', 'Mere Dil Mere Musafir', 'Sar-e-Wadi-e-Sina' which have been combined as one book 'Nuskha Haa-e-Wafa'.
He passed away in Lahore on November 20, 1984.