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Veteran poet Mushtaq Shabnum passes away

KARACHI (March 28 2008): A veteran poet, writer and journalist, Mushtaq Shabnum who died on Wednesday evening after protected illness. He was laid to rest on Thursday after Zuhr prayers at a local graveyard in Orangi Town. He was 71.

He left behind wife, a son, three daughters and many disciples to mourn him. He has been suffering from breath-disease and throat problems, he breathed his last during the throat surgery at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

His funeral ceremony attended by a large number of friends, poets, writers as well as peoples from other walks of life. He was an expert in the art of prosody and other genres of poetry. So a large number of his admirers and disciples also attended the funeral.

Naseer Koti, Wafa Alleg, Rafiudin Raaz, Shariq Balyawi, Shorish Azeemabadi, Abdul Waheed Taj, Anwar Javeed Hashimi, Ubaidullah Sager, Akhtar Anjum, Faiz Alam Baber, Ehtesham Anwar, Iftekhar Imam, Neshat Ghouri, Nooruddin Mouj, Saadudin Saad, Aasi Khurram, Nizamudin Ash’er, Zahid Ali Syed, Naveed Iqbal Naveed, Sajid Siddiqui, M Ali Sooz, Asif Mahsher, Shakil Waheed, Afzal Shah Afzal, Waheed Ahmed, Qamaruz Zaman Paiham, Dr Abdur Rasheed and Dr Jabbar Asadi were also present on the occasion.

Mushtaq Shabnum began poetry writing in 1950 under the guidance of Kazim Hussain Zaar Azeemabadi. His writings have been widely publishing in all renowned Urdu literary magazines of India and Pakistan as well as London and Canada. He had to suffer two pangs of migrations. First from Azeemabad (Patna-India) to Dhaka and later from Dhaka to Karachi.

He was an active penman in view of creativity and practical services of Urdu literature. Mushtaq Shabnum was the founder of a literary organisation “Bazm-e-Nau Pakistan,” which remained active under his able supervision. Various kind of literary programmes like Mushairas, Mahafil-e-Naat, book launching ceremonies, analytical sessions and evenings with prominent penmen have been arranging under the auspices of Bazm-e-Nau for the last three decades.

A poetic collection of the late Mushtaq Shabnum under the title of “Shunida Naa Shunida” to be published soon by his disciples and admirers. It has been decided in an emergency meeting after his funeral.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:3/28/2008