Ahmed Faraz was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was acclaimed as one of the best modern Urdu poets of the last century. ‘Faraz’ is his pen name, (in Urdu takhalus). He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and after his death Hilal-e-Pakistan by the Government of Pakistan. He died in Islamabad on 25 August 2008.
During his college life, the progressive poets Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ali Sardar Jafri were his best friends, who impressed him and became his role models. Faraz has been compared with Faiz Ahmad Faiz, he holds a unique position as one of the best poets of current times, with a fine but simple style of writing. Even common people can easily understand his poetry.
- List of Works
- Shehr-e-Sukhan Arasta Hai (Kulliyaat)
The ghazal shared below is considered to be written during the epitome of his career.
Enjoy the ghazal sung by the legendary ghazal singer Maestro Mehdi Hasan.
- sorrow of the world
- sorrow of beloved
- angels, messengers of God
- veils, curtains, modesty, bashfulness
- gallows; place, house
- curricula, texts, syllabus
- mirage, illusion