LAHORE (Staff Report) – The 89th birthday of eminent Urdu poet and travelogue writer Ibn-e-Insha is being celebrated on Wednesday (today).

Ibne Insha’s real name was Sher Muhammad Khan and he was born in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927. He later migrated to Pakistan.

His poetry was simple but had depth. But he was most well-known for his humorous poetry and columns.

His most famous ghazal ‘Insha Ji Uttho’ is a modern-day classic.

Ibne Insha’s poetic works include Chand Nagar and Dil-e-Wehshi. He also wrotes travelogues, including “Awara Gard Ki Diary”, “Dunya Gol Hey”, “Ibn-e-Batoota Kay Taqub Main”, “Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaliye” and “Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir”.

His humorous books are “Khumar-e-Gandum” and “Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab”. His collection of letters is titled “Khat Insha Jee Kay”.

Ibn-e-Insha died on this day in 1978 and was laid to rest in Karachi.