ISLAMABAD: Renowned Urdu poet Nasir Kazmi was remembered on Friday on his death anniversary which was observed in all over the country with glowing tribute paid to his poetic contribution by radio and national channels.
Nasir Kazmi was one of the greatest poets of his era, especially in the use of ‘ista’aaray’ and ‘chhotee beher’, the Private news channel reported.
He was born on December 8, 1925, at Ambala in British India. He was educated at 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, Lahore and other literary publications and organisations.
Nasir Kazmi started his poetic life in 1940 by following the style of Akhtar Sherani and wrote romantic poems and sonnets. Later he began writing ‘ghazals’ under the guidance of Hafeez Hoshyarpuri. His last four books tragically were published after his death in Lahore on March 2, 1972, due to stomach cancer.