Poet and Writer

Ahmad Faraz

He was acclaimed one of the modern Urdu poets of the last century
Ahmad Faraz - Poet and Writer - He was acclaimed one of the modern Urdu poets of the last century

Facts on Ahmad Faraz
Real name Syed Ahmad Shah
Active career
Life 12-01-1931 - 25-08-2008
Born at Noshehra
Language Pashto
Profession Poet, lecturer at the Peshawar University
Relations

Ahmad Faraz was M.A. in Urdu, Persian and English and wrote his first poem when he was in the ninth class. He joined Radio Pakistan in 1951. He was lecturer at the Peshawar University and a progressive poet who was arrested during dictator General Zia's period.

Ahmad Faraz wrote some Ghazal's in movies. His all time best film Ghazal's were sung by Khan Sahib Mehdi Hassan..

  • Ranjish Hi Sahi, Dil Hi Dukhanay Kay Liye Aa.. (film Mohabbat 1972)
  • Ik Baar Chalay Aao, Phir Aa Kay Chalay Jana.. (film Ek Raat 1972)

Ahmad Faraz was born in Noshera on January 12, 1931 and died on August 25, 2008 in Islamabad.

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