Parveen Shakir (Urdu: پروین شاکر) (November 24, 1952 – December 26, 1994) was an Urdu poet, teacher and a civil servant of the Government of Pakistan.
Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry, Khushbu[Fragrance], to great acclaim, in 1976. She subsequently published other volumes of poetry - all well-received - Sad-barg [Marsh Marigold] in 1980, Khud Kalami [Soliloquy] andInkar [Denial] in 1990, Kaf e Aina [The Mirror's Edge] besides a collection of her newspaper columns, titled Gosha-e-Chashm [The Sight Corner], and was awarded one of Pakistan's highest honours, the Pride of Performance for her outstanding contribution to literature.The poetry books are collected in the volume Mah e Tamam [Full Moon] with the exception of Kaf e Aina.
Shakir died in 1994 in a car accident while on her way to work.
|Pride of Performance Award Recipient|
Parveen Shakir was recipient of the Pride of Performance Award 1990
|Presented by||Ghulam Ishaq Khan|
|Country||Islamic Republic of Pakistan|