Parveen Shakir Poetry

Parveen Shakir Poetry.

Picture of Perveen ShakirBrief Life History: Parveen Shakir (Nov 24, 1952 – Dec 26, 1994) was an Urdu poet, teacher and a civil servant of the Government of Pakistan. She was born in Karachi on 24 Nov 1952. Her father’s name was Syed Shakir Hussain Zaidi and her mother’s name was Afzal-un-Nissa.
Parveen Shakir was a highly educated woman. She received M.A. English Literature from the University of Karachi in 1972.   In 1990, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hartford, Connecticut. USA. She obtained MA Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University (USA) in 1991.
In 1976, Parveen Shakir got married Dr. Naseer Ali, with whom she had a son, Syed Murad Ali (Born in 1978). The marriage did not last long and ended in a divorce in 1987.
Her first volume of poetry, Khushboo was inaugurated in Karachi in 1977, which was awarded the Adamjee Award.

Perveen Shakir, as a baby, with her father

Perveen Shakir with her father.

She subsequently published other volumes of poetry; Sad-berg (Marsh Marigold), Khud Kalami, Inkaar and Kaf-e-Aina, besides a collection of her newspaper columns, titled Gosha-e-Chashm.  The poetry books are collected in the volume Mah-e-Tamam with the exception of Kaf-e-Aina. She was awarded the Pride of Performance in 1991 for her outstanding contribution to literature.
Initially, she wrote under the pen-name, “Beena”. Parveen Shakir employed mainly two forms of poetry in her work, one being the ghazal, and the other being Azaad shayari (Free verse). The most prominent themes in Perveen Shakir’s poetry are love, feminism, and social stigmas.
She died in Islamabad on 26 Dec 1994 in a car accident while on her way to work. The road on which the accident took place is named after her.

For more details and photos of Perveen Shakir, please visit the website: The Perveen Shakir Trust

Marr Bhi Jaon Tou Kahan Loge Bhula Hee Dain Gay

Urdu Poetry & Ghazals of Parveen Shakir : Marr bhi jaon tou kahan - Parveen Shakir Poetry

Grave of Perveen Shakir at Islamabd

Burial place of Urdu Poet Parveen Shakir - Grave of Parveen Shakir in Islamabad Graveyard

A Closer Look at Tombstone at the Grave of Parveen Shakir

Tombstone at the grave of Urdu Poet Parveen Shakir - Tombstone of Parveen Shakir's grave

Books by Perveen Shakir

Titles of all the poetry books written by Parveen Shakir - Books of Parveen Shakir

With Her Father and Elder Sister

Parveen Shakir Pictures: Perveen Shakir with her father and elder sister - Parveen Shakir Pics - Photos of Perveen Shakir

A Documentary on the Life of Perveen Shakir. Please click and see this YouTube video.

Receiving a TrophyPerveen Shakir receiving a Trophy in an Inter-School Literary Competition.

Parveen Shakir Pictures: Parveen Shakir receiving Trophy in a Literary Competition - Parveen Shakir Photos

Perveen Shakir with Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi

Parveen Shakir Pics: Parveen Shakir with Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi - Photos of Parveen Shakir

Reciting Her Poetry

Parveen Shakir Pics: Parveen Shakir reciting poetry in a Mushaira - Photos of Parveen Shakir

1976: Marriage Photo of Perveen Shakir

Parveen Shakir Pictures: Marriage photo of Parveen Shakir 1976 - Parveen Shakir Photos

Husband Quote

Husband Quotes: "It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband" - Famous Husband Quotes & sayings

With Her Son, Syed Murad Ali

Parveen Shakir Pictures: Parveen Shakir with her son, Syed Murad Ali - Parveen Shakir Photos

At the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA in 1990. She went there as a Fullbright Scholar.

Parveen Shakir Pics: Parveen Shakir at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 1990 - Photos of Parveen Shakir

Perveen Shakir Reciting Her Ghazal in Lahore in 1994 

Parveen Shakir Pictures: Parveen Shakir reciting her ghazal in Arts Council Lahore, 1994 - Parveen Shakir Photos

Perveen Shakir Recites her Ghazal: “Chalne ka Hausla Nahin…..”.  Please click and see this YouTube video.

Parveen Shakir: ‘Haan!  Kay Aaj Mein Nay Bee Zindagi Janam Dee Hai’ In 1978, Parveen Shakir’s son, Syed Murad Ali, was born.

Urdu Poetry of Perveen Shakir: "Haan! Kay aaj mein nay bhee zindagi janam dee hai" - Best Perveen Shakir Poetry

Couplet of Parveen Shakir: ‘Uss nay khushboo ki tarah meri pazeerai ki ‘

Urdu Poetry of Parveen Shakir: "Uss nay khushboo ki tarah meri pazeerai ki" - Best Poetry Parveen Shakir

Couplet of Parveen Shakir: ‘Baat tou such hai magar baat hai ruswai ki’

Urdu Poetry of Parveen Shakir: "Kaisay keh doon kay mujhay chorre diya uss nay" - Best Poetry Parveen Shakir

Couplet of Parveen Shakir: ‘Buss yehi baat hai achi meray harjai ki’

Urdu Poetry of Parveen Shakir: "Woh kaheen bhi gaya, lota tou merray pass aya" - Best Parveen Shakir Poetry

Ghazal of Perveen Shakir: “Koo ba koo phehal gai baat shanasai ki….”

Poetry of Parveen Shakir: Ghazal, "Koo ba koo phehal gai baat shanasai ki" - Best Parveen Shakir Poetry

Perveen Shakir Reads Her Ghazal “Koo ba koo phehal gai baat shanasai ki….”

Woh Dilnawaz Lamhay bhi gaye Ruttoun may aaye

Parveen Shakir Poetry : 'Woh dilnawaz lamhay bhi gaye ruttoun may aaye' - Urdu Poetry of Parveen Shakir

Mehdi Hassan Sings Parveen Shakir’s Ghazal: “Koo ba koo phehal gai baat shanasai ki….”. For real enjoyment of this ghazal, start Mehdi Hassan’s video and then scroll up and read the ghazal while listening to Mehdi Hassan.

Ghazal of Parveen Shakir: “Bakht say koi shikayat hai na aflaak say hai…” 

Parveen Shakir Romantic Poetry: Ghazal of Parveen Shakir; "Bakht say koi shikayat hai na aflaak say hai" - Best Parveen Shakir Poetry

Correction of a Mistake on the Internet about Ghazal of Perveen Shakir

Perveen Shakir Romantic Poetry: Correction of a mistake on the Internet about Ghazal of Perveen Shakir, "Bakht say koi shikayat hai na aflaak say hai."

Parveen Shakir Reads Her Ghazal: “Bakht say koi shikayat hai na aflaak say hai…”For real enjoyment of this ghazal, start this YouTube video and then scroll up and read the ghazal while listening to Parveen Shakir.

Ghazal of Parveen Shakir: ‘Khuli aankhon may sapna jhaankta hai’

Parveen Shakir Romantic Poetry: Ghazal of Parveen Shakir; "Khuli aankhon may sapna jhaankta hai" - Best Parveen Shakir Ghazals

Related Pages:
The Perveen Shakir Trust
Urdu Poetry

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Comments

  1. Haroon Yousaf, AJK says:

    She was the best poet, Allah janat naseeb karay.

  2. Imran Ali says:

    andaze e wafa kum na tha ksi ahl e ishq sy tera b parveen umar guzar di hijar ma ksi aur ko na chaha mehbob k siwa…….

  3. Ishq jis sy na ho ska os ny
    Shaeyri me ajab siyasat ki

  4. She was a pearl of literature.

  5. Muhammad Anas says:

    Parveen Shakir is the best.

  6. I pray for her. I found very painful in her own life and poetry.

  7. Muhammad Sohail says:

    RIP. May Allah forget her sins and raise her darajaat in Jannah, Aameen.

  8. Flowers must die sooner than thorns otherwise they would be no more flowers.

  9. She was a great poetess, I like her very much. May her soul rest in peace. Aameen.

  10. Syed Moarif Ul Hasnain says:

    خدا تیری قبر پرنور افشانی کرے

    ۔26دسمبر2014

  11. Javed Iqbal says:

    She was really a legend, no more words to say.

  12. A Amir Ali says:

    Bohut khoob……..
    Allah in ki maghfarat frmaey, Ameen.

  13. Mohammad Abou Bakar says:

    Who am I to write a comment or say about a legend like Parveen Shakir?

  14. Syed Mushtaq says:

    Allah Parveen Shakir ko janat mein jaga day, Ameen.

  15. Jiya Malik says:

    Bohut khoob!!!

  16. Rasheed Ahmed Fani Kohistani says:

    I like Parveen Shakir’s poetry very much, if she had been alive I shall meet her and congratulate her for her poetry.

  17. Shaher Bano says:

    Parveen Shakir ki poetry mujhay bohat pasand hai.

  18. Muhammad Riaz Nasir says:

    I liked Perveen Shakir very much. Had she been alive, I would have met her.

  19. Bohat khoob!!

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