Remembering poet Habib Jalib on his 27th death anniversary
Great revolutionary poet Habib Jalib’s twenty-seventh death anniversary is being observed today.
Habib Jalib was born on 24th March, 1928 in Hoshiarpur of Indian Punjab. He was known as the ‘poet of the people’ by his fans. The poet migrated to Pakistan post-partition and worked as a proofreader at a newspaper.
Jalib had a simple and interesting style that touched the hearts of many. He remained faithful to his progressive school of thought although being imprisoned various times. He was also loyal and resilient when it came to his poetry.
Many of his poems were fused with the styles of Dr Taimur Rehman’s Laal Band to pay tribute to the revered poet, according to private channels.
His most famous poetry books include Sir-e-Maqtal, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka, Gumbad-e-Bedar, Kulyaat e Habib Jalib, Is Shehar-e-Kharabi Main, Goshay Main Qafas K, Harf-e-Haqq, Harf-e-Sar-e-Daar and Ehad-e-Sitam.
Habib Jalib passed away on March 12, 1993.