'Woh Humsafar Tha' poet Naseer Turabi passes away in Karachi

07:51 PM | 11 Jan, 2021
'Woh Humsafar Tha' poet Naseer Turabi passes away in Karachi
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KARACHI – Renowned poet, writer and intellectual Naseer Turabi breathed his last at the age of 75 in Karachi on Sunday after succumbing to ill health.

His funeral prayers were held after Zuhr prayers at Imambargah Shuhada-e-Karbala in Karachi's Ancholi neighbourhood and his last rites were performed at the Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard.

Born on January 15, 1945, in Hyderabad Deccan, Naseer was the son of famed Urdu poet, linguist, religious scholar Allama Rasheed Turabi. He had obtained a MA in Mass Communication from Karachi University in 1968. The poet had written four books, including Aks-e-Faryadi (Ghazliyat), Shairyaat, Laraib and Lughatul Awam.

Turabi is famous for penning beautiful words of "Woh Humsafar Tha", which he wrote after the separation of East Pakistan in 1971. The same ghazal was later used as the theme song of the Humsafar drama series. The same ghazal was later used as the theme song of the Humsafar drama series. He also wrote lyrics for the theme song of Zindagi Gulzar Hai.

He was an executive member of Pakistan Writer’s Guild. He was also a member of KU syndicate and Area Study Centre for Europe and a recipient of the Allama Iqbal Award.

Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen leaders and poets Dr Shadab Ahsani, Zaib Azkar, Rehana Roohi, Khalid Moin, Fatima Zehra Jabeen, Dr Hina Ambreen along others have expressed their condolences on Turabi's demise.

Naseer Turabi is said to be one of the greatest Urdu poets and linguists.

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