Munir Niazi Birth Anniversary: Legendary Poet Remembered By Millions Of Fans

Legendary Urdu and Punjabi Poet Munir Niazi is being remembered on his birth anniversary today.

In 1928, he was born in Khanpur in a village near Hoshiarpur in India. After partition, he migrated to Pakistan and settled in Sahiwal.

Niazi, a master of the poetic imagery, was bold enough to experiment with the many genres of poetry. Mythology, nostalgia and haunting romance are some of the themes that are found frequently in his poems.

He wrote numerous songs for films and made his name as one of the best songwriters in Pakistani movies.

He also wrote for newspapers, magazines and did shows for radio Pakistan.

“Taiz Hawa Aur Tanha Phool,” “Jungle Mein Dhanak,” “Dushmanoon Kai Darmiyan,” “Sham” and “Mah-e-Munir” are some of his known Urdu publications.

He published three of his works in Punjabi namely “Safar Di Raat”, “Char Chup Cheezan”And “Rasta Dasan Walay Teray.”

He died on December 26, 2006 in Lahore.