LAHORE : The 33rd death anniversary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz who being an intellectual, a revolutionary poet of Urdu language and an author was celebrated on Monday.
Using expressions like ‘Daro Rasan’, ‘Pa Ba Jaulan’ and ‘Koocha e Jaanan’, Faiz’s poems conveying the grievances of the lover as well as of the era, enunciated both the themes of love and revolution simultaneously.
While the twentieth century poet, using the power of writing, raised his voice against social injustice, Faiz was restricted from expressing his views owing to which he was also imprisoned for four years, later.
Other than English, Urdu and Punjabi, Faiz was also well-versed in Persian and Arabic languages.
The poet who managed to match the popularity of Mir, Ghalib and Iqbal by giving a new life to symbolism in poetry and raising his voice against the injustices of the time, passed away on November 20, 1984.
A three-day Faiz International Festival also concluded on Sunday in Lahore that celebrated literature, culture and arts, while bringing together academics, journalists, artists and performers of across the country and abroad.
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