Poetess Parveen Shakir’s 67th birthday celebrated today

By Arhama Altaf - Web Editor

24th November, 2019

Google pays tribute to Pakistan’s eminent Urdu poetess Parveen Shakir on her 67th birth anniversary here on Sunday (today).

On the occasion of her birth anniversary, various events will be arranged to pay tribute to Parveen Shakir’s literary services.

Known as ‘Commuter of Fragrance’, Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi.

She is regarded as a pioneer who defied the tradition by expressing the “female experience” in Urdu poetry.

She did three Masters in English Literature, Linguistics and Bank Management, and a PhD in Bank Administration.

Parveen Shakir was an Urdu poet, teacher and a civil servant of the Government of Pakistan.

Shakir joined the Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) in 1976 and was allocated Customs cadre.

She was appointed as second secretary in the department in 1986.

She was the first female poetess who expressed emotions and feelings of a young girl in a realistic manner.

Spontaneity in expression was the hallmark of her poetry which mesmerized the young lot especially girls of her time.

Parveen rose to prominence through her poem “Khushbu”.

Her poetry is a reflection of feminine perspective on love, romance, aloofness, separation and intimacy.

Parveen’s car collided with a bus while she was on her way to work in Islamabad.

The accident resulted in her death, a great loss to the Urdu poetry world.


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