Urdu poet, Lecturer
- Kohat, NWFP, British India (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Ahmed Faraz was the well known Pakistani Urdu poet. He was born in Kohat, Pakistan. Ahmed Faraz pen name (Takhallus) is Faraz. He was the Chairman of National Book Foundation, Islamabad. He received Master degree from Peshawar University in Urdu and Persian Languages. He received many awards like Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Pakistan.
Early life & Education
Ahmad Faraz was born in Kohat, (then British India) to Syed Muhammad Shah Barq. His brother is Syed Masood Kausar. He moved to Peshawar with his family. He studied in famous Edwardes College, Peshawar and received Masters in Urdu and Persian from Peshawar University.
During his college life, the progressive poets Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ali Sardar Jafri were his best friends, who impressed him and became his role models. Ethnically a Kohati Hindko Syed, Ahmad Faraz studied Persian and Urdu at the Peshawar University. He later became a lecturer at the Peshawar University.
Ahmad Faraz served as Chairman of the National Book Foundation in Islamabad, Pakistan.
List of Works
- Shehr-e-Sukhan Arasta Hai (Kulliyaat)
- Jana jana Na-yaft