Karachi: Today is Parveen Shakir’s 69th birthday.
Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1954 in Karachi. She belonged to a scholarly and literary family in which there were many famous poets before her.
After doing MA in English Literature from Karachi University, Parveen joined the field of teaching and learning but after some time she got government job and participated in various programs of Radio Pakistan.
The first collection of poetry by Parveen Shakir Kwan, who started writing poetry at an early age
“Fragrance” was awarded the Adam G Award. His other poetry collections Khod Kalami, Sadberg, Ankar, Mahi Tam and Kaf Aina also received immense acclaim.
An interesting coincidence with Parveen Shakir was that when she sat for the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination in 1982, one of the questions in the Urdu paper was related to her poetry.
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Parveen Shakir’s poetry represents a generation because the main point of his poetry is woman. Parveen Shakir beautifully put the bittersweet experiences of life into words.
From Balqis Khanum to Karshanshah Ghazal Mehdi Hassan, Parveen Shakir’s words were sung by many singers which became very popular.
Parveen Shakir met Khaliq Haqeeqi in a road accident on December 26, 1994 but he is still alive in the hearts of fans through his poetry.