The death anniversary of Dr Allama Iqbal is being observed today [Sunday] 21st Arpil across the country to acknowledge his services for getting a separate homeland for the Muslims of Subcontinent. Various functions will be arranged to mark the day, with special programmes to be aired on the state-run and private radios and TV channels, highlighting various aspects of Allama Iqbal.
The day is dawned with special prayers for solidarity and prosperity of the country and the Muslims.The nation will pay special tribute for his vision of a separate homeland for Muslims of the sub-continent. Born on November 9, 1877 in Sialkot, Dr. Iqbal was a great representative of the subcontinent and one of the main exponents of the Pakistan Movement. Called the Sufi poet of the modern age he was a man of great ideas – dynamic, romantic, provocative and profound.
Allama Iqbal was both a great poet, serious thinker and philosopher, who infused a revolutionary spirit in the Muslim youth of the subcontinent at the time through his poetry. Allama Iqbal's poetry has been translated in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, English including several other languages. The poet-philosopher died on April 21, 1938.
A ceremony in connection with death anniversary of Allama Iqbal was held at the Aiwan-e-Karkunaan-e-Tahreek-e-Pakistan in Lahore today under the aegis of the Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust.
Addressing the ceremony, leading activist of the Pakistan Movement, Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmad stressed upon the young generation to study the life and poetry of Iqbal and try to comprehend it properly.
Speaking on the occasion the grandson of Allama Iqbal Senator Walid Iqbal said that Allama Iqbal used to live a disciplined and simple life.