Nasir Kazmi remembered on his death anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Renowned Urdu poet Nasir Kazmi was remembered on his 44st death anniversary on Wednesday.

“Nasir Kazmi was considered as one of the greatest poets of his era.

He was born on December 8, 1925 at Ambala in British-India. He was educated at Ambala, Simla and Lahore,” PTV reported.

After the creation of Pakistan, he came to Lahore.

He became a journalist and worked with Auraq-e-Nau as an editor and became editor-in-chief of the magazine in 1952.

Later, he was associated with Radio Pakistan and other literary publications and organisations.

Nasir Kazmi started his poetic life in 1940 by following the style of Akhtar Sherani and wrote romantic poems and sonnets.

He also began writing ghazals under the guidance of Hafeez Hoshyarpuri.

He also wrote a few marsiyas. He was a great admirer of Mir Taqi Mir.

His last four books were published after his death. He died due to stomach cancer in Lahore on March 2, 1972.