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Web Desk: December 26 marks the death anniversary of great poet Parveen Shakir who left an everlasting impact on modern Urdu literature.
Born in Karachi, Shakir completed her Masters in English and became an acclaimed poet with her first published collection “Khushbu” in 1976. Following “Khushbu“, she further wrote volumes “Sadburg” and “Khudkalami”.
After her last published work, “Inkaar” in 1990, a collection “Kaf-i-Aina” was published posthumously in 1996. All of her collections can be viewed in the volume called “Maah-i-Tamam“.
Popular for her outspoken feminist sentiments in poetry, Shakir received the country’s highest honour — the “Pride of Performance” award for her significant contribution to Urdu literature.
She also served as a teacher and a career civil servant.
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