Ahmed Faraz was a Pakistani urdu poet. He was considered
one of the greatest modern Urdu Poets of the last Century. Faraz is his
pseudonym "takhallus", whereas his real name is Syed Ahmad Shah.
Ahmed Faraz died in Islamabad on August 25, 2008.
Ahmed Faraz, who has been compared with Faiz Ahmed Faiz, holds a unique
position as one of the best poets of current times, with a fine but
simple style of writing. Even common people can easily understand.
Ethnically a Hindko speaking Pashtoon, Ahmed Faraz studied Persian and
Urdu at the Peshawar University. He later became lecturer at the
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