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Remembering Parveen Shakir and Munir Niazi

Posted on December 26, 2009
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Adil Najam

Today, December 26, marks the death anniversaries of both Parveen Shakir and Munir Niazi. Two great voices in Pakistani poetry.



In idiom, in metaphor and in demeanor they were were different poets. But both were voices of defiance whose metaphor was romanticism but whose subject were the harsh (talkh is a much more expressive word) realities of life. There are a number of reviews of the poetic legacies of both at ATP and I hope you will read them:

Munir Niazi: here, here, and here;
Parveen Shakir
: here, here and here.

For now, let me only leave you with a video rendition of each… something to remember them with on this day (first video is of Parveen Shakir, and the second of Munir Niazi). Other great works by both are included in the posts mentioned above.

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  1. sabah says:
    April 10th, 2011 4:01 am

    i am looking for a poem/ghazal by Munir Niazi Sb.
    Usko mainay dekha tha !!
    could anyone one tell me , where i can find it, or if u have plz share

  2. Mahmood chaudhry says:
    January 15th, 2010 2:24 am

    Late Perveen shakir is a Legend. Allah bless her. Ameen
    DOAAYEN

  3. December 28th, 2009 9:48 am

    Some comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “its sad that the media remembered Munir Niazi but i dint see anyone talking about Parveen Shakir. So much of naming roads to the credits of thse people and just forgetting them. eh!”
    - “I don’t think people can forget Perveen Shakir …..and her Poetry….woh to koo ba koo ….pheli huiy hain….khushbu ki terah”
    - ”em big fan of MUNIR Niazi’s poetry…a worthy poet of Pakistan..”
    - “Bohat aala kalam hai Parveen Shakis sahiba ka.”
    - “Waqt se koi shikayat hai na aflak se hai
    Yahi kya kam hai keh nisbat mujhe is khak se hai
    could not listen to such a beautiful words for Pakistan in past particularly from a mouth of a bureaucrat.”

  4. Dilawar says:
    December 27th, 2009 10:16 pm

    Thank you for the rememberance. Seems everyones anniversary comes at this point. BB too.

  5. Majid says:
    December 27th, 2009 4:31 pm

    Waqt se koi shikayat hai na aflak se hai
    Yahi kya kam hai keh nisbat mujhe is khak se hai

    could not listen to such a beautiful words for Pakistan in past particularly from a mouth of a bureaucrat.

  6. ZAHEERANA says:
    December 27th, 2009 10:21 am

    Thank you very much for reminding us the two great poets of Pakistan during the last 50 years. We need to emphasize their contributions in shaping up the cultural diversity of our nation – and confront the extremist tendencies unleashed since the draconian Gen. Zia era of 11 long years.

  7. December 27th, 2009 5:03 am

    Please ignore the spelling mistakes…Parvin Shakir and ‘staple’..

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