Parveen Shakir

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Birthday
24, 1952
Birthplace
Pakistan
Death Date
Dec 26, 1994 (42)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
24, 1952
Birthplace
Pakistan
Death Date
Dec 26, 1994 (42)

About

Poet, teacher, and civil servant who was awarded the Pride of Performance, Pakistan's most prestigious literary honor. Her literary works span the ghazal and free-verse genres and include such titles as Khushbu, Khud-kalaami, and Inkaar.

Before Fame

She attended both the University of Karachi and Harvard University. She published her first poetry collection when she was twenty-four years old.

Trivia

She died in a 1994 car accident. The road on which her car collided with a bus was re-named in her honor.

Family Life

She married Naseer Ali, a doctor. Prior to their divorce, she and Ali became parents to a son.

Associated With

She and fellow poet Samina Raja were both born in Pakistan.

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