Death anniversary of founder of modern Urdu ghazal Nasir Kazmi observed

The death anniversary of founder of modern Urdu ghazal Nasir Kazmi is being observed today.

He was born in Ambala, India. He passed his matriculation examination from Muslim High School Ambala and got admission in Government College Lahore for bachelor degree but he had to leave education due to the unrest witnessed during the partition of the sub continent.

Nasir Kazmi worked in Welfare Department for some time and then in the Agriculture Department.

He remained associated with Radio Pakistan. During his radio career, Nasir Kazmi wrote sketches of classical Urdu poets Mir Taqi Mir, Nazir, Wali, Insha and so on, which became very popular.

His first poetry collection was ‘Barg-e-Nay’. Afterwards, his two more collections ‘Dewaan’ and ‘Pahli Barish’ were published. ‘Khawab-e-Nishat’ is a collection of his poems.

Besides being a poet, he was also a good prose writer.

He also wrote a drama series’Sur Ki Chhaya’.

Nasir Kazmi was died on this day in 1972 in Lahore and buried in Mominpura graveyard.

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