The 79th death anniversary of the poet of the east, philosopher and the national poet of Pakistan, Allama Iqbal is being observed in the poetic circles around the country, including those in the countries who enjoy his Persian poetry and the sanctity he had in Urdu ones’.
Allama Iqbal was born in Sialkot on 9th November, 1877. Apart from being remembered as the national poet of Pakistan, he is also titled as Shair-e-Mashriq, Muffakir-e-Pakistan, and Hakeem-ul-Ummat.
Iqbal’s work spans in both Persian and Urdu with; Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam-i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz being his some of the most remarkable and commendable works.
His literary journey aside, Iqbal is the main reasons that Pakistan surfaced on the map of the world. He is the one who generated and invigorated the spirit of Azaadi and independence among the Muslims of sub-continent.
Different cultural, political, and social programs are being organized by different organizations to pay tribute to the great poet, philosopher and champion of the Muslims, who breathed his last on April 21, 1938.