Famous Pakistani Urdu poetess Parveen Shakir is being remembered on her 26th death anniversary today(26 Dec).
Parveen Shakir was born in Karachi in 1952. She was famously known as ‘Poetess of Fragrance’ because of her first notable work titled “Khushboo”. She was considered one of the most modern poets of her time apart from romanticism she highlighted the issues of gender inequality, social discrimination including all the common traits of human nature that were mostly considered as taboos in literature.
Besides taking interest in literature and poetry, She was also a teacher and a civil servant. On December 26 1994, Parveen’s car collided with a bus while she was on her way to work in Islamabad which resulted in her death. Since then her legacy and contributions to Urdu have been celebrated annually.