Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: Awarded the Pride of Performance for his contribution

to Pakistani literature in March 2011, he [Khalid Ahmad] had five poetry collections to his credit. These included 'Tashbeeb' (a collection of naats), 'Hathailoon Pay Charagh', 'Pehli Sada Parinday Ki', 'Daraz Palkoon Kay Saie Saie' and 'Namgirifta', which was launched only recently.

He drew inspiration from Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, who was a close friend, in fact guardian of his family when they arrived in Lahore during partition. He was a respected and prolific poet, the creator of such famous lines as: 'Tark-i-taaluqat pay roya na tu na mein, Lekin ye kya kay chain say soya na tu na mein'.

from Dawn: Poet Khalid laid to rest


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