Islamabad (Web Desk): Prominent Urdu poet, humourist, travelogue writer and columnist Ibne Insha's 42nd death anniversary was observed on Saturday, the Radio Pakistan reported.
Ibn-e-Insha, whose real name was Sher Muhammad Khan, was born in the Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927 however he subsequently migrated to Pakistan.
He did BA from Punjab University in 1946 and MA from University of Karachi in 1953. He was associated with various governmental services including Radio Pakistan, Ministry of Culture and National Book Centre of Pakistan.
Ibn-e-Insha also served UN for some time and this enabled him to visit a lot of places and was the reason of his subsequent travelogues.
His poetry was simple but had depth. The real cause of his popularity was his humorous poetry and columns.
Ibne Insha’s poetic works are Chand Nagar and Dil-e-Wehshi while travelogues are “Chaltay Ho To Cheen KO Chaliye”, “Awara Gard Ki Diary”, “Dunya Gol Hey”, “Ibn-e-Batoota Kay Taqub Main” and “Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir”.
His humorous books are “Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab” and “Khumar-e-Gandum” The collection of letters is titled “Khat Insha Jee Kay”.
He was awarded Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1978.
Ibn-e-Insha died on January 11, 1978. He was buried in Karachi.