ISLAMABAD: The 22nd death anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Mohsin Naqvi was observed on Monday.
He was born in Dera Ghazi Khan on May 5, 1947. His parents had named him ‘Ghulam Abbas’ which he later changed to Ghulam Abbas Mohsin Naqvi.
He graduated from Government College Multan and later earned a masters degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Mohsin started participating in literature and cultural activities during his college days and became a well-known poet when he moved to Lahore.
Mohsin did not only write romantic poetry but also mastered the art of writing on human nature and against the wicked rulers of the world. He was among one of the revolutionary poets.
Writing several poems on human nature, Mohsin emerged as an Islamic scholar during his stay in Lahore. That was the time when he started writing religious poetry on sacred events.
Mohsin Naqvi’s famous books include Azaab-e-Deed, Khaima-e-Jaan and Berg-e-Sehra.
He was shot at his home in Lahore on January 15, 1996.