Naat khawan Warsi remembered

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A prominent Urdu poet, critic, essayist, lyricist, and scholar of Pakistan Muzaffar Warsi was remembered here on his 89th birthday.

He was born on 20 December 1933 in Meerut as Mohammad Muzaffar ud din Siddiqui and used the pen name ‘Warsi’ for his writings. He used to work for the State Bank of Pakistan as Deputy Treasurer. Muzaffar Warsi started his poetry by writing lyrics for songs for Pakistani movies but gradually changed direction and his style of poetry became more oriented towards writing Hamd and Naats. Talking to APP, Naat Khawan Uzair Khan said that Warsi was one of the few “distinguished voices of the present century” and one of the most prominent poets of Pakistan. He said that if a list of Urdu poets is prepared impartially, it would be impossible to skip his name. He said that Warsi experimented with every genre of poetry including ghazal, nazam, naat.—APP