Death anniversary of famous poet Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum was observed on Saturday.

Sufi Tabassum was born in Amritsar on August 4, 1899. 

In 1931, he joined Government College, Lahore, from where he retired as Head of the Persian Department in 1954.

He was a great poet, critic and teacher. He taught three generations of students, including Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Noon Meem Rashid and Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi who later became renowned poets. 

Sufi Tabassum also worked for Radio Pakistan as a script adviser and he distinguished himself as a broadcaster and commentator of literary subjects. 

He devoted a lot of time to writing for children. 

Sufi Tabassum died on February 7 in 1978.

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