Lahore: Whenever it comes to Urdu poetry or Urdu poets. Faiz Ahmed Faiz is always remembered in this talk. He was a legendary poet and has written many Urdu poetries in his life. He was awarded with a Nobel Prize in Literature.
He was born on 13th February 1911 in Sialkot. He studied from Oriental college. He got his education from Molvi Shams-Ul-Haq who was one of the teachers of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and learned a lot from him.
He then joined British Indian Army and performed his duties very well. He was then awarded with British Empire medal due to his extraordinary performance in the Armed forces.
At the time of independence, Faiz opted to shift in Pakistan. He then started working in Pakistan and joined The Pakistan Times as an editorial.
He then joined the Communist party. After some time he was arrested in an allegation of being a part of a conspiracy which was made to overthrow Liaquat’s administration.
After passing 4 years in jail, he was then released. He did not stopped his work and joined the Progressive Writers Movement where he showed his talent and became a notable person of the movement.
He was awarded by the Soviet Union a Peace Prize due to his excessive practice of socialism. His work for the Urdu literature is priceless, and no one can compete him in this.
It will not be wrong to say that the history of Urdu Literature is incomplete without him. Many people were affected and motivated by his writings.
After looking upon His work for the Urdu Literature, The Government of Pakistan awarded him with the highest award, Nishan-E-Imtiaz. His poetry is read and honored until date.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz died on 20th November 1984 and was buried in Lahore. His work will always be remembered, and he will remain alive in our hearts.
Source: 92 News HD