38th death anniversary of Ibn-e-Insha being observed

11 Jan, 2016 3:03 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – The 38th death anniversary of renowned poet and writer Ibn-e-Insha is being observed on Monday (today).

Ibne Insha’s real name was Sher Muhammad Khan and he was born in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927 and later migrated to Pakistan.

Ibn-e-Insha did his BA from the Punjab University in 1946 and MA from the University of Karachi in 1953. He was associated with various public departments, including Radio Pakistan, Ministry of Culture and the National Book Center.

Ibne Insha’s poetry has a distinctive diction, laced with language reminiscent of Amir Khusro in its use of words and construction that is usually heard in the more earthy dialects of the Hindi-Urdu complex of languages and his forms and poetic style is an influence on generations of young poets. His poetry was simple but had depth.

Ibne Insha’s famous poetic works are “Chand Nagar” and “Dil-e-Wehshi”, while travelogues are Awara Gard Ki Diary, Dunya Gol Hey, Ibn-e-Batoota Kay Taqub Main, Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaliye and Nagri Nagri Phira Musafar.

His humorous books are “Khumar-e-Gandum” and “Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab”. His collection of letters is titled “Khat Insha Jee Kay”. Ibn-e-Insha died on this day in 1978 and was laid to rest in Karachi.

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