ISLAMABAD (Web Desk/APP) – Eminent Urdu poetess Parveen Shakir’s 21st death anniversary being observed today.

Parveen Shakir was born in 1952 and started writing at very early age with her tag name Beena.

It was 1977 when the lady of love published her first collection of poetry called ‘Khusbu’ (fragrance) that came out like a fire cracker in the world of poetry.


Perveen Shakir gave a subtle combination of classical traditions and modern sensitivity to Urdu poetry, also became the first woman to use true feminism in a man dominated Urdu poetry by using word ‘Larki’ in her writings.

Her collection is a reflection of feminine perspective on love, romance, aloofness, separation and intimacy.

She was popular for her outspoken feminist thoughts and received the country’s highest honor the ‘Pride of Performance’.

This prominent name of poetry died in a road accident when she was heading to her work in Islamabad on 26th December 1994. With her ended the era of Parveen Shakir but she became the inspiration of many budding female poets who followed her path by depicting feminine perspective in their poetry.