Renowned Pakistani poet Himayat Ali Shair passed away after a prolonged illness on Tuesday, reported Pakistan Television. He was 93 years old and living in Toronto, Canada, at the time of his death. Shair was born on July 14, 1926, in the city of Aurangabad, India and began his professional career at the All India Radio station. He migrated to Pakistan later on. In 1956, he penned his first book, titled Aag Main Phool and received the Presidential Award for his work in 1958, just two years later. Come the early 1960s, Shair decided to venture into the film business and produced many super hit songs for some of the biggest films of the era.