Death anniversary of Parveen Shakir to be observed on Dec 26
Stay tuned with 24 News HD Android App
It has been 28 years since renowned poetess Parveen Shakir passed away but her poetry still makes the fans feel her presence, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1952, at Karachi. She was highly educated with two Master’s degrees, one in English Literature and one in Linguistics. She also held a PhD. Her work was often based on romanticism, exploring the concepts of love, beauty and their contradictions, and heavily integrated the use of metaphors, similes and personifications.
Her ghazals have been sung by several renowned artists such as Mehdi Hassan, Tina Sani and Tasawwur Khanum. Parveen Shakir was awarded the Pride of Performance Award in 1990 and Adamjee Award in 1976. Parveen Shakir passed away on December 26, 1994, in Islamabad due to a car accident.
On Dec 26 will be her 28th Death Anniversary. On this occasion, The Perveen Shakir Trust will organize a floral wreath laying ceremony and Fateha Khawani at the poet’s grave in H-8 graveyard, Islamabad at 11.30 am.
Poets, writers, friends and people from different walks of life will assemble together to pay their tribute to the legacy and everlasting poetry of Perveen Shakir, whose sudden death in a tragic car accident shook the field of Urdu literature and left a vacuum that is difficult to fill.