The 26th death anniversary of revolutionary poet Habib Jalib is being observed today (March 12). Habib Jalib was a Pakistani revolutionary poet, left-wing activist and politician who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression. Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz paid tributes to him by saying that he was truly the poet of the masses. He spoked actively against military coups and administrators due to which he was jailed several times.
Habib Jalib was born on March 24, 1928 in Hoshiarpur India and died in Lahore on 12 March 1993. . Habib started working as a proof-reader in Daily Imroze Karachi. He wrote in simple language and generally addressed common issues directly related to people.. Some of his important books are Sir-e-Maqtal, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka, Gumbad-e-Bedar, Kulyaat e Habib Jalib, Is Shehar-e-Kharabi Main, Goshay Main Qafas Ke, Harf-e-Haqq, Harf-e-Sar-e-Daar, Ehad-e-Sitam etc. Habib Jalib passed away in Lahore on 13 March 1993.
On 23 March 2009, President of Pakistan awarded the highest civil award (posthumously) to the legendary poet, which was received by his daughter, Tahira Habib Jalib. Habib died on 12 March 1993.
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23 March, 2019