Faiz Ahmad Faiz

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Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Pakistan
Death Date
Nov 20, 1984 (73)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1911
Birthplace
Pakistan
Death Date
Nov 20, 1984 (73)

About

Acclaimed Punjabi and Urdu-language poet and 1962 recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize. His best-known works include Dast-e-Sabah, Naqsh-e-Faryadi, and Zindan-nama.

Before Fame

He studied at the Government College University and at Punjab University's Oriental College and became interested in Communism during his time as a student.

Trivia

He was allegedly involved in a conspiracy to oppose the government of Liaquat Ali Khan.

Family Life

He raised two daughters with Alys Faiz.

Associated With

Faiz and Ehsan Sehgal are both celebrated Pakistani poets.