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90th birthday of poet Ahmad Faraz being celebrated today

90th birthday of poet Ahmad Faraz being celebrated today
January 12, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The 90th birthday anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz is being celebrated today (Tuesday).

Ahmad Faraz was known as one of the best modern Urdu poets of the last century. He was born in Kohat and moved to Peshawar with his family. He studied in famous Edwards College, Peshawar and received Masters in Urdu and Persian from Peshawar University.

He died in Islamabad on 25 August 2008. He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and after his death Hilal-e-Pakistan by the Government of Pakistan.Faraz has been compared with Faiz Ahmad Faiz, holds a unique position as one of the best poets of current times, with a fine but simple style of writing. Even common people can easily understand his poetry.