Shair-e-Mashriq’s 78th death anniversary being observed today
LAHORE (92 News) – The 79th death anniversary of national poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today (Friday).
Allama Iqbal was undoubtedly one of the greatest poets, philosophers and seers of humanity of all times. He took a prominent part in the politics of the country and in the intellectual and cultural reconstruction of the Islamic world. His contribution to the literature and thought of the world will live forever.
Allama Iqbal promoted Two-Nation Theory and gave concept of a separate Muslim state in Indian Subcontinent where they can independently live in accordance with their religion and cultural traditions.
Special programs, seminars, speeches and debates will be held at government and private level to pay homage to the services of Dr Iqbal.
Various literary and cultural organizations have chalked out special programmes across the country and abroad to pay homage to the national poet. Radio Pakistan will also broadcast special programmes befitting the occasion.
Dr Muhammad Iqbal died on 21st April, 1938 at the age of 60. Bang-e-Dara, Baal-e-Jabreel, Zarb-e-Kaleem and Payam-e-Mashriq are some of his great books.