Celeberated poet Anwar Masood turns 87
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Celebrated poet Anwar Masood has been celebrating his 87th birthday today, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Anwar Masood’s son Ammar Masood shared a tweet that said that his father has been celebrating his 87 birthday.
“On his birthday, my father misses my mother and kept on reciting his couplet which he wrote on the demise of my mother.. Khad Mein Dhondtay Hain Soopna Log…Ham ny sona suparday khaak kiya.”
He was born on 8th November 1935.
Masood's poetry is known for the unique use of everyday, commonplace phrases and wording that is instantly relatable for masses in the region. Numerous of his Punjabi lines and phrases have actually become a figure of speech in everyday conversations.
آج میرے والد کی 87ویں سالگرہ ہے- آٹھ نومبر 1935 انکا یوم پیدائش ہے۔ آج کے دن وہ امی کو بہت یاد کر رہے ہیں ۔ بار بار اپنا وہ شعر پڑھ رہے ہیں جو انہوں نے امی کی وفات پر لکھا تھا— Ammar Masood (@ammarmasood3) November 8, 2022
خاک میں ڈھونڈتے ہیں سونا لوگ
ہم نے سونا سپرد خاک کیا
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The most prominent feature of his expression is the poignancy buried deep under the humor making his poetry one of its kind.
The nuance of tragedy in his poems is a reflection of the social injustice, discrimination and personal misfortunes of his characters.
This is why he, himself commented: “Real laughter is one that sheds tears when squeezed”.