LAHORE: The eight death anniversary of famous poet Ahmed Faraz is being observed today on Thursday. He was considered an exceptional poet of his time who raised his voice against violence through his poetry.
Ahmed Faraz was born in Kohat on 14th January 1931. His real name was Syed Ahmed Shah and Faraz was his ‘pen name’.
Well known poet Ahmed Faraz expressed his feelings and emotions regarding violence and injustice in a very unique way through his poetry.
He wrote outspoken verses against military and politics due to which he faced numerous challenges but he never changed his views.
He was honored many times for his magnificent literary work but he returned his award in former president General Musharraf’s era due to his government and policies.
The greatest poet of 20th century Ahmed Faraz struggled throughout his life and left the world on 28th February 2008.