Sunday, August 28, 2016

Firaq Gorakhpuri

Today is the birth anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Raghupati Sahay Firaq Gorakhpuri.For decades, Professor of English Literature in Allahabad University,Firaq carved a niche for himself among the stalwarts like Jigar Muradabadi, Nazeer Akbarabadi and Josh Maleehabadi and wrote excellent Nazms, Rubayis and Ghazals.
He won the coveted Gyanpeeth award for his poetic work Gul-e- Naghma .
He was also a recipient of Padma Bhushan, Soviet Land Award and remained a fellow of Sangeet Natak Academy.
Our humble tributes to the great shayar !

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