With her soul-stirring poetry, Urdu poetess Parveen Shakir managed to win the hearts of many. She rose to national fame with her very first book Khusbo (fragrance).
Today, marks 23rd death anniversary of the voice that still echoes magnanimously in the contemporary art world. She was 42.
Many of her books and poetry have been translated into various different languages. Her book Khud Kalami was translated into Italian.
Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt just paid the most heartfelt tribute to the legendary writer in the most beautiful way possible.
Taking to Twitter, the Murder director tweeted some excerpts from Shakir’s poetry and wrote:
Shakir was a multifaceted woman. A civil servant, poet and writer, she also received a Pride of Performance award for her contribution to the South Asian literature. She managed to win the hearts of many with her soul-stirring poetry.
Shakir passed away in a car accident in Islamabad on a rainy winter morning December 26, 1994.
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