Hafeez Jalandhari billed as most inspiring poet of his time.

PESHAWAR -- Speakers at a function eulogised contributions of renowned poet Hafeez Jalandhari and billed him the most inspiring literary giant of his time.

The function was arranged by the regional office of Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL). Writers and poets attended the event in a large number.

Prof Noorul Amin Yousafzai, who chaired the event, said that Hafeez Jalandhari's literary and national services would remain a beacon of light for the upcoming literati. He added that besides being architect of the national anthem, he was a great aesthetician and lyricist.

He said that he motivated a host of bards to compose national poems and songs.

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Syed Shahzad Bacha presented a brief introduction of the legendary writer. He said that Hafeez was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India on January 14, 1900 in Chohan Family. His father Shamsud Din was a Hafiz-i-Quran. He received education early from a mosque school and later joined a local school. He could get formal education till until the seventh grade.

Hafeez Jalandhri migrated to Lahore after independence. He enjoyed an illustrious literary career as he had a natural penchant for crafting word images. He used to edit noted literary magazines including Naunehal, Hazaar Dastan, Makhzan and Tahzeeb-i- Niswan. His maiden poetry collection titled 'Naghma-i-Zar was published in 1935.

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