Rawalpindi: (Parliament Times) Birth anniversary of one of the greatest Urdu poets of the last century, Syed Ahmad Shah, known by his admirers as Ahmed Faraz , was celebrated on Friday under auspices of literary society ‘Zawya’ in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council. Famous poet Haleem Qureshi presided over the ceremony. Son of Ahmed Faraz Saadi Faraz was chief guest while Akhtar Usman and Hameed Shahid were guests of honors. Mehboob Zafar Chairman Zawya anchored the ceremony.
Ahmed Faraz holds a unique position as one of the best poets of current times with a fine but simple style of writing. From 1950 to 2008, Ahmed Faraz received many accolades and praises internationally and locally.
Mehboob Zafar, Manzar Naqvi, Arshad Miraj, Imran Aami, Habib Ch, Dr Farhat Abbas, Akhtar Raza Saleemi, Hassan Abbas Raza, Qayyum Tahir, Jahangir Imran, Riffat Bano and other also paid rich tribute to Ahmed Faraz.