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LEGENDARY POETESS PARVEEN SHAKIR REMEMBERED ON HER 69TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

The 69th birth anniversary of renowned poetess Parveen Shakir is being celebrated today. Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi. Parveen Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry, Khushbu (Fragrance), in 1976. Her famous poetry books include "Khushbu", Mah-e-Tamam "Sad-Barg ", Khud''kalaami" and Inkar. “Khushbu” gave her a dream start and...

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Parveen Shakir

LEGENDARY POETESS PARVEEN SHAKIR REMEMBERED ON HER 69TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

The 69th birth anniversary of renowned poetess Parveen Shakir is being celebrated today. Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi. Parveen Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry, Khushbu (Fragrance), in 1976. Her famous poetry books include "Khushbu", Mah-e-Tamam "Sad-Barg ", Khud''kalaami" and Inkar. “Khushbu” gave her a dream start and...

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Death anniversaries of Waheed Murad, Jamiluddin Aali being observed today

The 38th death anniversary of legendary Pakistani film actor‚ producer and script writer Waheed Murad is being observed on Tuesday. Born in Sialkot in 1938, he was popular for his attractive personality‚ tender voice and unusual talent for acting in films. He received many prestigious awards including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz which was awarded to him posthumously. He died this day in...

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37th death anniversary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz being observed today

The 37th death anniversary of legendary poet and writer Faiz Ahmad Faiz is being observed today (Saturday). کبھی کبھی یاد میں ابھرتے ہیں نقش ماضی مٹے مٹے سے وہ آزمائش دل و نظر کی وہ قربتیں سی وہ فاصلے سے Born in 1911 in Sialkot, Faiz Ahmad Faiz earned wide recognition for his work that influenced Urdu literature all over...

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Death anniversary of Allama Shibli Nomani being observed today

Death anniversary of eminent religious scholar Allama Shibli Nomani is being observed today (Thursday). He was a versatile scholar in Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu. His famous books include 'Seerat-un-Nabi', Ilm-ul-Kalam, Al-Farooq, Al-Ma’mun and Al-Ghazali. He died this date in 1914.  

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Veteran Actor Sohail Asghar passed away

Pakistani veteran actor Sohail Asghar on Saturday has passed away after prolonged illness. According to family sources, the actor was under treatment at hospital. Funeral prayers of actor Sohail Asghar will be offered after Asr prayers tomorrow (November 14) in Bahria Town in Lahore. Sohail Asghar, after completing his education, joined Radio Pakistan and worked as Radio Jockey from 1978...

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First trailer of upcoming ISPR women-led series “Sinf-e-Aahan” released

First trailer of upcoming ISPR women-led series "Sinf-e-Aahan" has been released. The teaser shows that the women are fighting with bravery for the motherland. The drama cast includes Sajal Aly, Syra Yousuf, Yumna Zaidi, Kubra Khan, Ramsha Khan and Yehali Tashiya Kalidasa. The drama has been written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Nadeem Baig. Humayun Saeed, Samina Humayun Saeed,...

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12th annual Vintage Classic Car Rally 2021 to be held in Peshawar on Nov 14

The 12th annual Vintage Classic Car Rally 2021 being organized by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority will be held in Peshawar on Sunday. The rally will feature over 50 antique and classic cars from 1940 to 1980 including Mercedes, Jaguar Ford, Chevrolet, Mini, WAX, and Land Rover. The purpose of the event is to highlight the importance of...

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‘Wilson’ volleyball head from Cast Away film sold for $308,000

The volleyball used as a prop in the 2000 film Cast Away has sold at auction for a staggering $308,000 (£230,000). According  to  BBC The film depicts Tom Hanks as a lone survivor stuck on a deserted island. The ball, which his character names Wilson, is depicted as his only friend. The ball was originally made to look dirty, and...

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Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize with ‘gripping’ South Africa novel The Promise

South African author Damon Galgut has won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction at the third attempt for his novel The Promise. According to BBC report Galgut, who was previously nominated in 2003 and 2010, picked up the £50,000 prize at a ceremony on Wednesday. The Promise is his ninth book and follows the decline of one South African family...

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Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain dies at 73

Veteran Bollywood actor Yusuf Hussain died of Covid-19 on Saturday at the age of 73, Indian media reported. Yusuf was being treated at a local hospital in Mumbai, where he breathed his last on Saturday morning. Filmmaker and his son-in-law Hansal Mehta has confirmed Yusuf’s death in an emotional post on social media. RIP Yusuf Husain. pic.twitter.com/laP0b1U732 — Hansal Mehta...

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Death anniversary of famous playback singer Masood Rana being observed today

The 26th death anniversary of famous playback singer Masood Rana is being observed on Monday. He was born in Mirpur Khas, Sindh in 1938. Masood Rana started his singing career on Radio Pakistan Hyderabad in 1955, while in films in 1962 by singin in film Inqalab. Masood Rana remained one of the top male singers in Urdu and Punjabi films...

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Legendary comedian Umer Sharif passes away

Renowned comedian Umar Sharif has passed away in Germany after protracted illness. He was 66. Born on 19th April 1955 in Liaquatabad area of Karachi Umar Sharif started his career as a stage artist at the age of 14 years. He introduced new trends in the comedy and earned popularity across the world. Because of his unmatched performance he was...

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Death anniversary of classical Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mir observed

Death anniversary of classical Urdu poet Mir Taqi Mir was observed on Monday. Born in Agra in 1723, Mir breathed his last on this day in Lucknow in 1810. Mir Taqi Mir's poetry gave shape to the Urdu language. He was one of the principal poets of the Delhi School of Urdu called Dibistan-e-Dehli. Nukat-us-Shura, Zikr-e-Mir, Kulliyat-e-Mir and Mir Taqi...

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Malika-e-Tarannum remembered on her 95th birth anniversary

95th birth anniversary of renowned cultural icon and one of the most legendary voices of Pakistan Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan was observed on Tuesday. Madam Noor Jehan had ruled more than 35 years in film industry and sung approximately six thousand songs for Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi films. Madam Jehan was not only a playback singer, but she was also a...

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Veteran comedian Umer Sharif granted US visa for medical treatment

Veteran comedian Umer Sharif has officially been granted a US visa after his appeal to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Visa interviews of Umer Sharif sahab’s family were taken today (Thursday). An hour later, the visa has been issued. On the other hand, the Sindh government had approved the release of 40 million rupees for Sharif’s treatment. The funds are to...

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Death anniversary of Ashfaq Ahmad being observed today

The 17th death anniversary of eminent writer, playwright and broadcaster Ashfaq Ahmad is being observed on Tuesday. Ashfaq Ahmad wrote dozens of TV dramas and hosted famous programmes of Radio Pakistan “Talqeen Shah” which was broadcast by Radio Pakistan for about 35 years. His famous PTV plays were “Munchaley ka Soda” “Aik Muhobaat Sao Fasaney” “Tota Kahani” “Hairat Kada” and...

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