Ahmed Faraz Still Alive But Struggling For His Life

Posted on July 17, 2008
Filed Under >Adil Najam, People, Poetry
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Ahmed Faraz[UPDATE: Sadly, Ahmed Faraz died in Islamabad ]on August 25, 2008. Details here.]

Despite an erroneous news earlier that renowned poet Ahmed Faraz had died in a Chicago hospital, the news right now is that Ahmed Faraz is still alive, but not at all well, struggling for his life in a Chicago hospital.

Here is the latest from The News:

CHICAGO: Renowned poet Ahmed Faraz is alive and still under medical treatment at a local hospital here, said his physician Tahir Rohail, brushing aside the earlier report of his death aired by state TV. He said Ahmed Faraz is seriously ill at a hospital in Chicago where necessary medical treatment is being provided to him.

Others are still reporting his death, seemingly based on a TV channel news item. It seems – we hope – that the TV channel jumped the gun on this and Faraz Sahib is still alive.

We have, of course, written multiple times on the legendary poet – including here, here and most recently here. I shake as I type this and I pray that we will NOT be writing about his demise anytime soon. For me Faraz has always been a fighter, and we are rooting for him in this fight too. Here is some of Fawaz the fighter:

We certainly pray that he is and that he will remain alive and kicking for a long time. But (earlier) reports, from people close to him, seem to suggest that his condition is very critical and it has been and remains a touch and go situation. He needs our prayers.

35 responses to “Ahmed Faraz Still Alive But Struggling For His Life”

  1. D says:

    GHAZAL

    Shamma ki tarha yeh shola bhi tha ik raat ki baat
    Ab khuli ham pay teri chashm-e-mdaraat ki baat

    Ham k jis baat pay tajj aay thay saari dunya
    Teray nazdeek hamesha woh rahi baat ki baat

    Teray altaaf ki barish say shraboor tha dil
    Yaad parti hai yeh guzri hoei barsaat ki baat

    Aankh mein jesay kisi khwab nagar ka manzar
    Hoant par us kay kisi shehr-e-tilismaat ki baat

    Khud framoshi ki ummid pay aa bethay thay
    chhaer di too nay bhi aakhir,wohi halaat ki baat

    Jesay ik umr pay chhaei ho syahi iss ki
    Yeh gham-e-hijr hai kehnay ko to ik raat ki baat

    by DANIEL HUNZA BOY

  2. DANIEL says:

    NOTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  3. Farooq Ahad says:

    GHAZAL

    Shamma ki tarha yeh shola bhi tha ik raat ki baat
    Ab khuli ham pay teri chashm-e-mdaraat ki baat

    Ham k jis baat pay tajj aay thay saari dunya
    Teray nazdeek hamesha woh rahi baat ki baat

    Teray altaaf ki barish say shraboor tha dil
    Yaad parti hai yeh guzri hoei barsaat ki baat

    Aankh mein jesay kisi khwab nagar ka manzar
    Hoant par us kay kisi shehr-e-tilismaat ki baat

    Khud framoshi ki ummid pay aa bethay thay
    chhaer di too nay bhi aakhir,wohi halaat ki baat

    Jesay ik umr pay chhaei ho syahi iss ki
    Yeh gham-e-hijr hai kehnay ko to ik raat ki baat

    by Samina Raja

  4. fareeha says:

    we pray for one personality FARAZ…but why dont we pray for those who are invisible…
    MAY ALLAH BLESS US ALL WITH HIS LOVE(AMEN).

  5. maria says:

    he 2ruly said>>>
    mohabat kar sakte ho tu rab say kro faraz
    matti kay khilono say kabhi wafa nhi milti!!!
    i hav mch of his colection he iz awsome 2ru prsn luvly man!!!!!!!!!!!!

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