Munir Niazi being remembered on his 92nd birth anniversary
LAHORE (92 News) – Legendary Urdu and Punjabi poet Munir Niazi is being remembered on his 92nd birth anniversary on Thursday.
He was born in Khanpur in a village near Hoshiarpur, India. After partition he migrated to Pakistan and settled in Sahiwal.
Niazi, a master of poetic imagery, was bold enough to experiment with many genres of poetry and is credited with creating a distinct style, rhythm and diction.
Mythology, nostalgia and haunting romance are some of the themes that find frequent mention in his poems. He wrote numerous songs for films and made his name as one of the best movie song writer in Pakistan.
He also wrote for newspapers, magazines and did shows for Radio Pakistan. In 1960, he established a publication institute, Al-Misal. He was later associated with Lahore Television and lived in Lahore till his death on December 26, 2006.
“Taiz Hawa Aur Tanha Phool,” “Jungle mein Dhanak,” “Dushmanoon Kai Darmiyan,” “Sham” and “Mah-e-Munir” are some of his known Urdu publications.