Birth anniversary of renowned poet Ahmad Faraz was observed on Friday.
The real name of Ahmed Faraz was Syed Ahmad Shah and he was born in Kohat on this day in 1931. He was awarded with numerous awards including Adam Jee Literary Award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Imtiaz.
Ahmad Faraz did his Masters in Urdu, Persian, and English literature and began his practical life from Radio Pakistan. Later he joined Peshawar University as lecturer.
His works include Tanha Tanha, Dard-e-Ashub, Nayaft, Shab Khoon, Meray Khwab Reza Reza, Janan Janan, Beawaz Gali Kochon Mein, Nabina Shehr, Sub Awazein Meri Hein, Pasandaz Mausam. Bodlik, Ghazal Bahana Karun, and Aye Ishq-e-Junoon.
Ahmad Faraz died in Islamabad on August 25, 2008 and was laid to rest at main graveyard of Islamabad.