76th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal today
SIALKOT : The 76th death anniversary of poet-philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal will be observed across the country here on Monday (today) to pay tribute to his services for floating the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent. Allama Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877 and died on April 21, 1938.
Special prayers will be offered after Fajr prayers for the departed soul of poet of East Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Religious, social and political organizations are organizing functions, meetings and seminars to pay rich tribute to Dr Iqbal, who mobilized the Muslims of subcontinent through his poetry for an independent Islamic state.
The people of Sialkot will also pay rich tributes to great poet while visiting the 150 years old Iqbal Manzil (the birthplace of Allama Iqbal) at Sialkot. Quran Khawani will be held at Iqbal Manzil Sialkot under the auspices of Bazam-i-Iqbal in which a large number of the people from all walks of life will participate.
Dr Iqbal is also recognized as Muffakir-e-Pakistan, Shair-e-Mashriq and Hakeemul Ummat. He is also considered one of the most important figures in literature with literary works in both Urdu and Persian languages.
Radio Pakistan and TV stations will broadcast special programmes to pay tributes to the great poet. Newspapers will publish special editions to mark Allama Iqbal’s death anniversary.