Death anniversary of eminent poetess Parveen Shakir observed
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Parveen Shakir, who opened her eyes in Karachi on November 24, 1952, is a prominent name of Urdu poetry.
Her unique poetry book "Khushbu" gained immense popularity at home and abroad, for which she was awarded the Adamjee Award. She later received the Pride of Performance Award.
“Khushbu” gave her a dream start and then her road to success never stopped. She employed mainly two forms of poetry in her work – ghazal and free verses. Her poetry is a subtle and beautiful combination of classical traditions and modern sensitivity.
Her prominent work is based on feminism, romanticism and social stigmas. It won’t be wrong if we say that she was the first woman poet, who used the word ‘larki’ in her writings in a man-dominated Urdu poetry.
Shakir’s poetry is a reflection of feminine perspective on love, romance, aloofness, separation and intimacy.
Parveen Shakir passed away on December 26, 1994, at the age of 42 in Islamabad due to a tragic traffic car accident. Her works and contribution to Urdu poetry are still remembered today.