Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ahmad Faraz, RIP; Haq Maghfirath Karay...

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.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Salutations to the person who helped me grow up...into a much learned man...and someone who helped me feel the true essence of love and...also enjoying the sadness of love-break...