ISLAMABAD: Renowned Urdu poet Nasir Kazmi was remembered on his birth anniversary on Friday (Dec 8).
According to Radio Pakistan , 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 received education from Ambala, Simla and 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 organizations.
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 was a great admirer of Mir Taqi Mir. His last four books were published after his death. He died of cancer in Lahore on March 2, 1972.
His last four books tragically were published after his death in Lahore on March 2, 1972 due to stomach cancer.
His poetry has been used in several songs in dramas during the PTV s golden era and Pakistani films. Ghazals by Nasir Kazmi have also been used in Bollywood songs by Indian musicians.—APP