If there was every a time to to invoke the old line "Haq maghfirath karay, ajab azaad mard th-haa", it is today, as we mourn the passing of a titan.
From The News:
Legendary poet Ahmed Faraz passes away
Updated at: 1720 PST, Thursday, July 17, 2008
CHICAGO: Renowned poet and literary figure of Pakistan Ahmed Faraz died of kidneys failure here at a local hospital on Thursday.
He was under treatment at a hospital in Chicago.
Update: News reports and his family attest that he is still alive but struggling. Please keep him in your prayers. [09:34 Pacific Time.]