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Parveen Shakir’s death anniversary observed

December 27, 2023

Islamabad:The 29th death anniversary of eminent and trailblazing poetess, Parveen Shakir, affectionately known as the ‘Poetess of Fragrance’ was observed (Tuesday) where fans from all walks of life through media platforms paid rich tributes to her unforgettable services.

Legendary poetess Parveen Shakir. — Radio Pakis/File
Legendary poetess Parveen Shakir. — Radio Pakis/File

Born in Karachi on November 24, 1952, Parveen Shakir became a prominent figure in the literary landscape after successfully clearing the competitive examination for the Civil Service, PTV news channels reported.

In 1977, she made her literary debut with the publication of her first poetry collection, ‘Khushbu’ (fragrance), which garnered exceptional acclaim within literary circles. Parveen Shakir contributed a unique and fresh style to Urdu poetry, earning her accolades and recognition. The Government of Pakistan honoured her with the prestigious President’s Award for Pride of Performance in acknowledgement of her outstanding contributions.