Lahore (Web Desk): Renowned Urdu poet Nasir Kazmi is being remembered on 450th death anniversary on Wednesday(today).
Kazmi, one of the greatest poets of his era, was born on December 8, 1925 at Ambala in British India. After partition, he settled in Lahore. He got education from Ambala, Simla and Lahore.
Kazmi did some journalistic work with `Auraq-e-Nau' as an editor and became editor-in-chief of the magazine in 1952.
Later, he was associated with Radio Pakistan, Lahore and other literary publications and organizations.
Nasir Kazmi started his poetic life in 1940 by following the style of Akhtar Sherani and wrote romantic poems and sonnets. Later he began writing ghazals under the guidance of Hafeez Hoshyarpuri.
He was a great admirer of Mir Taqi Mir, and probably the melancholy in his poetry was a direct result of that admiration.
Kazmi had a unique style of poetry, used simple words in it. Pain, sadness, desperation, love, separation as well as happiness, passionate love and optimism is depicted in his poetry.
Nasir Kazmi is known for his expertise in use of small measures in his Ghazals. He also tried his hands on translation of English poems. His last four books tragically were published after his death.
His famous books are Barg-e-Nay; Pehli Barish; Nishat-e-Khawab; Khushk Chashmay Kay Kinaray; Bazm; Dewan-e-Ghazal.
Nasir Kazmi died on March 2,1972 in Lahore due to stomach cancer and was buried at Mominpura Graveyard, Lahore.