The seventy-seventh death anniversary of poet and philosopher Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was observed on Tuesday (April 21) to acknowledge his services for acquiring a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.

Allama Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877. He is also recognized as a national poet and known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan, Shair-e-Mashriq (poet of the east) and Hakeemul Ummat.

He is also considered one of the most important figures in literature with literary works in both Urdu and Persian languages.

He passed away in Lahore on April 21, 1938.

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