Google Doodle pays a creative tribute to Parveen Shakir on her 67th birthday.

KARACHI -- Legendary poetess Parveen Shakir was remembered on her 67th birthday anniversary across the country on Sunday (Nov 24) , where Google also celebrates the birthday of the great Pakistani Urdu poet with an enchanting doodle. Parveen Shakir was born on 24 November, 1952 in Karachi. She was one of those female poets who could be regarded as pioneers in defying tradition by expressing the 'female experience' in Urdu poetry.

During her educational career Shakir earned three masters degrees in English Literature, Linguistics and Bank Management, and a PhD in Bank Administration. Shakir joined civil services of Pakistan in 1976 in customs department. She was appointed as second secretary in the department in 1986. Parveen Shakir was the first female poetess who expressed emotions and feelings of a young girl in a realistic manner. Spontaneity in expression was the hallmark of her poetry that mesmerized the young lot especially girls. 'Khushbu' gave her a dream start and then her road to success never stopped. She employed mainly two forms of poetry in her work Gazal...

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