The 16th death anniversary of renewed poetess Parveen Shakir is being observed on Sunday 26th December 2010 Parveen Shakir Trust will organise Quran Khawani at H-8 graveyard. Large number of her admirers, friends, relatives and literary figures will participate in Quran Khawani. Prayers will also be offered for eternal peace of the departed soul. Prominent literary figures will also lay floral wreaths on the grave of late poetess. It may be recalled that Parveen Shakir, 42, was killed in a road accident on December 26, in 1994. Born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi, she was a noted Urdu poetess, teacher and a civil servant. She did her master in English Literature and Linguistics from Karachi University. She was a professor at Karachi University and Trinity College, Connecticut, USA, for 9 years before joining the Civil Service, where she served in the Customs department. In 1986, she was appointed second secretary, CBR in Islamabad. In 1990, she taught at Trinity College, Connecticut, USA, and then did her masters in public administration at Harvard University in 1991. She married Naseer Ali, a doctor by profession, whom she later divorced. She is survived by her son, Syed Murad Ali. Her unique honor was that when she appeared in the Central Superior Services Examination in 1982 there was a question on her poetry in the Urdu examination.
Parveen Shakir 16Th Death Anniversary | Urdu Poet
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