Who Was Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Whose Poetry is Being Described as ‘Anti-Hindu’

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After the growing controversy over the famous poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s poem ‘We will see (Hum Dekhenge) that we will also see’, IIT Kanpur has set up a committee which will decide whether Faiz’s poem was anti-hindu. On December 17, students of IIT Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) sang this Faiz Najam in the campus in support of the students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), which the members of the faculty described as ‘anti-Hindu’. Please tell that Faiz wrote this Najm in the context of Jia-ul-Haq and wrote against the military rule in Pakistan. But this Faiz Najm(poem) became famous when it was sung by Gulukara Iqbal Bano. According to the information given on Rekhta, in the year 1985, under the orders of General Zia ul Haq, the wearing of women’s sari was banned. The famous Gulukara of Pakistan, Iqbal Bano, while registering an ehtijaz, sung Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem in front of 50,000 Samayans wearing black saree in a stadium in Lahore. Let’s know 10 things related to Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s life.

10 Things Related to Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Life

  1. Faiz Ahmed Faiz was born on 13 February 1911 in the Sialkot district of Punjab (now in Pakistan). Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s father was a shepherd.

  2. Faiz Ahmed Faiz had his initial education in Urdu, Arabic, and Persian, which included memorizing the Quran. He went to England and earned a law degree from Cambridge University there. After this, he returned to Sialkot and here he started advocating.

  3. Faiz was recruited and served in the British Indian Army. But at the time of Partition, he resigned from his post and returned to Lahore. After coming back to Lahore, he edited Imroz and Pakistan Times.

  4. Faiz Ahmed Faiz was very revolutionary and this was the reason that he had to spend a lot of time in jail. After the partition, Faiz began to raise his voice against the rule of Pakistan. He opened a protest against Liaquat Ali Khan’s government in 1951. He was charged with a conspiracy to a coup and was jailed from 1951 to 1955.

  5. Faiz Ahmed Faiz returned from prison in 1955. Faiz continued his writing and in the meantime, he was expelled from the country. After being expelled from the country, he spent many years in London.

  6. When Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto became Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Faiz was brought back. He was given many responsibilities in Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s government. He was made a Cultural Advisor.

  7. In 1977, the then Army Chief Zia-ul-Haq overthrew Pakistan. Faiz wrote ‘We will see’ Nazim against Zia ul Haq’s rule.

  8. Faiz Ahmed Faiz is named among the greatest poets and poets in the world. He was communist with ideas and was associated with the Communist Party of Pakistan.

  9. Faiz Ahmed Faiz gave modern Urdu poetry a new height. Sahir, Qaifi, Firaq etc. were his contemporary poets.

  10. Faiz Ahmed Faiz received the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. Not only this, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1984.

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