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91st birth anniversary of poet Habib Jalib observed
March 24, 2019

91st birthday of revolutionary poet Habib Jalib was observed across the country on Sunday.

Habib Jalib was born on March 24, 1928, in a village near Hoshiarpur in British India and died on March 12, 1993.

He migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India and worked as a proofreader in Daily Imroze, Karachi.

He was a progressive writer and soon started to grab the audience with his enthusiastic recitation of poetry.

He wrote in plain language, adopted a simple style and addressed common people and issues.

But the conviction behind his words, the music of his voice and his emotional energy coupled with the sensitivity of the socio-political context is what stirred the audience.

His famous collections include Ser-e-Maqtal, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka, Gumbad-e-Bedar and Kulyaat-e-Habib Jalib.