86th birth anniversary of renowned poet Ahmad Faraz being celebrated today

Thursday 12 January 2017 1 month ago 69   Lahore   Print

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Report  Web desk : The 86th birthday of world renowned Pakistani poet Ahmad Fraaz is being celebrated today. He was decorated with numerous awards Adam Jee Literary Award, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, and Hilal-e-Imtiaz being tops. Faraz had returned Hilal-e-Imtiaz due to difference with the policies of former president Pervez Musharraf. Born to Syed Mushtaq Shahbarq Khai on January 12, 1931 in Nausheha Faraz’s real name was Syed Ahmad Shahwar. Shahbarq was one of the most prominent Persian poets of his time. 02