Munir Niazi remembered

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Renowned Urdu and Punjabi poet, Munir Ahmed Niazi was remembered on his 13th death anniversary on Thursday with solemnity. Munir Niazi was born on April 19, 1928 in a village near India’s Hoshiarpur. He attained his early education from Khanpur and completed his matriculation in Sahiwal after the partition. He completed his intermediate from SE College, Bahawalpur. Later he did his BA degree from Diyal Singh College, Lahore. Niazi proved himself as one of Pakistan’s famous movie songwriters. He also wrote a number of pieces for newspapers and radio. Niazi was able to captivate writers and poets through his writings. He launched a weekly ‘Saat Rang’ from Sahiwal in 1949. He also established a publication institute Al Misal in 1960 and remained associated with Lahore Television and lived in Lahore until his death.