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90th birth anniversary of renowned poet, columnist and travelogue writer Ibn-e-Insha was observed on Thursday.

Ibn-e-Insha was born in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927. He later migrated to Pakistan. Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu.

His poetry was simple but had depth. The real cause of his popularity was his humorous poetry and columns. His master pieces are still remembered by his admirers and his most famous ghazal ‘Insha Ji Uttho’ is a modern-day classic.

Ibn-e-Insha’s poetic works are Chand Nagar and Dil-e-Wehshi while travelogues are “Awara Gard Ki Diary”, “Dunya Gol Hey”, “Ibn-e-Batoota Kay Taqub Main”, “Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaliye” and “Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir”.

His humorous books are “Khumar-e-Gandum” and “Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab”.

His collection of letters is titled “Khat Insha Jee Kay”.

Ibn-e-Insha died on this day in 1978 and was laid to rest in Paposhnagar graveyard in Karachi.


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