Maulvi Ghulam Rasool Alampuri was termed as one of the “major poets” of Punjabi language at a seminar organised by Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) on Wednesday.
Sahibzada Masood Ahmed, the great grandson of Rasool, was the chief guest. He said that Rasool emphasised the universal value of brotherhood in his poetry.
He said that the poet’s books “Yousaf Zulaikhan” and “Dastan-e-Ameer Hamza” are assets of the Sufi tradition of Punjabi poetry.
Muhammad Mansha Yad said Rasool is a poet of all seasons and his poetry is a source for cultivating humanity. Dr Arshad Mehmood Nashaad praised the precise style of the poet, which he said was easy to understand and targeted everyone.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2011.