Famed poet Prof Manzar Ayubi passed away on Friday night in Karachi at the age of 88. His last rites will be offered on Saturday (today) after Namaz-e-Asr at Jama Masjid Farooq-e-Azam in North Nazimabad.
Ayubi was born in Badayun in India on August 4, 1932. He moved to Pakistan in 1950.
In 1959, he completed his MA in Urdu from the University of Karachi and joined the Sindh education department in 1961. He retired as a senior professor in 1994.
Ayubi wasn’t just a professor, he was a great poet, writer and critic as well. He is known for exploring different genres of Urdu poetry.
He wrote several books, including Mizaj (1987) and Takallum (1981).
Ayubi is also known for his famous sher which are as following:
1. ‘kisī lab pe harf-e-sitam to ho koī dukh supurd-e-qalam to ho
ye bajā ki shahr-e-malāl meñ koī ‘faiz’ hai koī ‘mīr’ hai‘
2. kisī bhī ghar meñ sahī raushnī to hai ham se
numūd-e-sub.h se pahle to mat bujhāo hameñ