Islamabad (Web Desk): The 14th death anniversary of famous Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz is being observed today (Thursday).
Ahmad Faraz was born on January 12, 1931 in Kohat. His real name was Syed Ahmad Shah.
He started his career as a script writer from Radio Pakistan Peshawar and later joined Urdu Department of Peshawar University as a lecturer.
Ahmad Faraz was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz and posthumously the Hilal-e-Pakistan by Government of Pakistan for his contribution to poetry and Urdu literature.
Jana Jana, Pas-e-Andaz-e-Mausam and Nayaft, Tanha Tanha, Be-awaz gali kuchon main, Sab awazain meri hain and Shab-e-khoon are among his major literary works.
Faraz passed away on this day in 2008 at the age of 77 and was buried in Islamabad. He is ranked among the greatest Urdu poets of the current era.