Faiz Ahmad Faiz was a poet, author and one of the most celebrated authors. Among other accolades, Faiz was nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature and won the Lenin Peace Prize.
He was born in Punjab, British India, Faiz went on to study at Government College and Oriental College. He went on to serve in the British Indian Army and was awarded in the British Empire Medal.
After Pakistan’s independence, Faiz became the editor to The Pakistan Times and a leading member of the Communist Party before being arrested in 1951 as an alleged part of the conspiracy to overthrow the Liaquat administration and replace it with a left-wing government.
Faiz was released after four years in prison and went on to become a notable member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement and eventually an aide to Bhutto administration, before being self-exiled to Beirut.
On his death anniversary, here are 5 famous couplets by the well-known poet
- Aur bhī dukh haiñ zamāne meñ mohabbat ke sivā
rāhateñ aur bhī haiñ vasl kī rāhat ke sivā
- Kar rahā thā ġham-e-jahāñ kā hisāb
aaj tum yaad be-hisāb aa.e
- Dil nā-umīd to nahīñ nākām hī to hai
lambī hai ġham kī shaam magar shaam hī to hai
- Aur kyā dekhne ko baaqī hai
aap se dil lagā ke dekh liyā
- Donoñ jahān terī mohabbat meñ haar ke
vo jā rahā hai koī shab-e-ġham guzār ke