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Literary circles mark Habib Jalib’s 27th death anniversary today

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

12th Mar, 2020. 12:52 pm
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Habib Jalib

The revolutionary poet Habib Jalib was remembered today (Thursday) on his 27th death anniversary.

Habib Jalib awarded the Nishan-i-Imtiaz and Nigar Awards by the government of Pakistan for his services in the field of literature.

He was born on March 24, 1928 in Hoshiarpur, India and died on March 12, 1993.

Jalib gave the shape of verses to what he felt and saw.

He raised the word of truth before the dictator and cruel rulers of his time.

Whatever Habib Jalib wrote with his courageous pen on cruelty and injustice became popular among the people.

His simple and attractive style touched the hearts and he remained loyal to his progressive school of thought.

He migrated to Pakistan after the partition and worked with a newspaper as a proofreader.

Habib Jalib – Famous Books:

His famous poetry books are Sir-e-Maqtal, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka, Gumbad-e-Bedar, Kulyaat e Habib Jalib, Is Shehar-e-Kharabi Main, Goshay Main Qafas K, Harf-e-Haqq, Harf-e-Sar-e-Daar and Ehad-e-Sitam.

The greatest poets of his era Habib Jalib died on March 12, 1993.

Jalib jailed several times but was resilient when it came to his poetry.

Once, in jail, he was told that he would not receive pen or paper.

He responded: “I recite my poem to your guard, he will recite it in the town square, and so it will reach Lahore.”

Urdu poet Qateel Shifai wrote on the death of Habib Jalib:

Apney saarey dard bhula kar auron ke dukh sehta tha

Hum jub ghazlain kehtey thay wo aksar jail main rehta tha

Aakhir chala hee gya wo rooth kar hum farzanoun se

Wo deewana jisko zamana Jalib Jalib kehta tha

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