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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Romantic Poetry of Parveen Shakir

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 byGhulam Ishaq Khan
CountryIslamic Republic of Pakistan


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