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Web Desk: The 40th death anniversary of renowned poet and writer of National Anthem of Pakistan and Shahnama-e-Islam, Hafeez Jalandhari is being observed on Wednesday.
He was born in Jalandhar, British India on January 14, 1900. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, he migrated to Lahore.
Hafeez Jalandhari also wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, “Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir”. He wrote many patriotic songs during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
His famous poem narrating history of Islam is still a master piece and popular among the Urdu literature. His ghazal ‘abhi ma jawan ho” is still on tongue of everyone.
For his literary and patriotic services to Pakistan, Jalandhari was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by Government of Pakistan.
Hafeez Jalandhari passed away on this day in 1982 at the age of 82 years.
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