Posted on September 2, 2008
Filed Under >Atiya Batool Khan, People, Poetry, Urdu
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10 responses to “Jashn-i-Faraz: Remembering the Man and the Poet”

  1. Zia says:

    Thanks Atiya, very nice article. I met Faraz only once for couple of minutes and it was one of most memorable things in my life. I am fan of his poetry since I started reading, whether I could understand at that time or not. I think Pakistan had 3 real poets, Iqbal, Faiz and Faraz…he was the last chapter of urdu poetry…….
    Allah bless him with peace.

  2. Adil Najam says:

    Thank you for this wonderful tribute to Faraz and for sharing it with ATP. I must say that the following verse has long been one of my favorite sheyr, but I had totally forgotten who the poet was. I am not surprised that it is Faraz:

    Mere zameer ne qabeel ko nahin bakhsha
    Main kaise sulha karoon qatal karne walon se

  3. Amina Khan says:

    Atiya,

    You were certainly blessed to have been able to get to know Ahmad Faraz on a personal level.

    Thank you for sharing some of these beautiful and poignant lines that he wrote, I had not read some of them before, and I’m sure many others have enjoyed them just as much.

    Still lamenting the loss of such a brilliant mind, it is still therapeutic to share his work with others. Even though I did not know him personally, I still feel as though I have lost a family member, so meaningful and passionate is his work.

  4. Riaz Haq says:

    I had the good fortune to meet and listen to both Faiz and Faraz on a number of occasions in the UK and the US. In addition to being great activist poets and thinkers who vigorously challenged the status quo, both men were perfect gentlemen who made you feel comfortable in their company.

    While Faraz’s legacy of great poetry and passionate activism will live on, he will be greatly missed by people such as me who eagerly awaited his visits.

  5. Ghaus says:

    aur chahiye tujhe kitni muhabbatain Faraz,
    maoan nay teray naam pay bacho