The 28th death anniversary of the revolutionary poet Habib Jalib is being observed on Friday (today).
Jalib was born on March 24, 1928 in Hoshiarpur of Indian Punjab. He was entitled as the poet of the people by his followers. He migrated to Pakistan after the partition and worked with a newspaper as a proofreader.
His famous poetry books are 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.
He has also been awarded Nishan-i-Imtiaz and Nigar Awards by the government of Pakistan for his services in the field of literature.
The great poet of his era Habib Jalib died on March 12, 1993 and laid to rest in Shah Fareed Graveyard Sabzazar in Lahore.