Ahmad Faraz Poetry
Ahmed Faraz (Urdu: احمد فراز, born Syed Ahmed Shah (Urdu: سید احمد شاہ) on 12 January 1931 in Kohat, died 25 August 2008) was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was acclaimed as one of the best modern Urdu poets of the last century. 'Faraz' is his pen name, (in Urdu takhalus). He died in Islamabad on 25 August 2008. He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and after his death Hilal-e-Pakistan by the Government of Pakistan.
Ahmad Faraz served as Chairman, National Book Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Faraz died of kidney failure in a local Islamabad hospital on 25 August 2008. His funeral was held on the evening of 26th, by many admirers and government officials at H-8 Graveyard, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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