ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The 33rd death anniversary of the creator of Pakistan’s National Anthem, Hafeez Jalandhri, is being observed today (Monday).
Hafeez Jalandhri was born in Punjab’s Jalandhari on January 14, 1900. Jalandhri migrated to Lahore after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.
Hafeez Jalandhri wrote several national songs during Second World War while he was the editor of a few monthlymagazines namely, Nonehal, Hazar Dastaan, Teehzeeb-e-Niswan, and Makhzin.
The first compilation of poems Nagma-e-Zar, written by Jalandhri was published in 1935. He also participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to propagate for the betterment of society.
National anthem’s writer was said to be unique in Urdu poetry by using perfect mixture of words and rhymes.
Jalandhri was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by the government. He was passed away on December 21, 1982 at the age of 82 years.
He passed away on December 21, 1982 at the age of 82 years.