The 24th death anniversary of famous poetess Parveen Shakir is being observed today (Dec 26). Parveen Shakir was an Urdu poetess, educator and a municipal servant of the Government of Pakistan.
Shakir was born on 24 November 1952 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. From early age she was brilliant student in academics as Parveen Shakir did her matriculation in 1966, intermediate in 1968, B.A (Hons) in 1971 and M.A (English) from Karachi University in 1972. She showed up in CSS in 1982 and secured second position in Pakistan. Parveen Shakir acquired two graduate degrees, one in English Literature and the other one in Linguistics.
She subsequently published other volumes of poetry – all well-received – Sad-barg [Marsh Marigold] in 1980, Khud Kalami [Talking To Oneself] and Inkaar [Denial] in 1990, Kaf-e-Aina [The Mirror’s Edge] besides a collection of her newspaper columns, titled Gosha-e-Chashm [Corner of the Eye]. She was granted one of Pakistan’s most noteworthy respects, the Pride of Performance for her extraordinary commitment to writing in 1976. She was passed away in 1994 in a car accident.
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17 November, 2019