Islamabad: Renowned Urdu poet Nasir Kazmi is being remembered on Tuesday on his 49th death anniversary, observed in all over the country with tributes paid to his poetic contribution.
Nasir Kazmi was considered as one of the greatest poets of his era.
He was born on December 8, 1925 at Ambala in British-India. He received education from Ambala, Simla and Lahore.After the creation of Pakistan, he came to Lahore.
He did some journalistic work with ‘Auraq-e-Nau’ as an editor and became editor-in-chief of the magazine in 1952.
Later, he was associated with Radio Pakistan and other literary publications and organizations.
Nasir Kazmi started his poetic life in 1940 by following the style of Akhtar Sherani and wrote romantic poems and sonnets.
He also began writing ghazals under the guidance of Hafeez Hoshyarpuri. He was a great admirer of Mir Taqi Mir. His poetry has been used in several songs in dramas during the ptv s golden era and Pakistani films.
His last four books were published after his death. He died in Lahore on March 2, 1972 due to stomach cancer.
Moreover, ghazals by Nasir Kazmi have also been used in Bollywood songs.