Posted Date: 22nd September, 2012 Last updated at 00:00 PST
24th death anniversary of Rais Amrohvi
The 24th death anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Rais Amrohvi was observed on Saturday
Syed Muhammad Mehdi‚ known as Rais Amrohvi (1914-1988) was a noted Urdu poet and psychoanalyst.
He was born on September 12‚ 1914‚ in Amroha‚ India. Almost all the members of his family were poets. He migrated to Pakistan on October 19‚ 1947‚ and settled in Karachi.
Rais Amrohvi was known for his unique style of Qatanigari (quatrain writing). For decades‚ he penned quatrains for daily Jang. He also supported the Urdu language and the Urdu-speaking people of Pakistan.
He set up Raees Academy which trained people for the improvement of their emotional and moral well being.
He penned a number of books on metaphysics‚ meditation‚ and yoga. He was assassinated on September 22‚ 1988.