HAFEEZ JALANDHARI (REMEMBERING HIM ON HIS 35th DEATH ANNIVERSARY)
Hafeez Jalandhari (Muhammad Abdul Hafeez), a renowned poet was born in 1900 in Jalandhar, Punjab.
Hafeez Jalandhari was hardly seven when Hafeez Jalhandhari started composing verses and composed his first ghazal at the age of eleven. Hafeez Jalhandari’s father who was a school teacher tried to persuade him to stay away from poetry and apply himself to his studies. However at the age of twelve Hafeez Jalhandahari left the school and all formal education. Hafeez’s contribution to Urdu poetry both in quality and quantity is substantial. Hafeez published a total of seven collections of poetry, the best known of which is Naghma-zar (1925). Hafeez Jalandhari was also very much associated with Urdu journalism in Lahore and was the Chief Editor of Hazar Dastan. He died in 1982 in Lahore.
Death of Hafeez Jalandhari
At the age of 82 Hafeez Jalandhari died in Lahore, Pakistan, on 21 December 1982. Buried in Model Town, Lahore, his remains were later shifted to a tomb built by the Government of Pakistan near the Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, the site of the Pakistan Resolution.