Parveen Shakir was born on 24th November 1952 in Karachi. She received her education and went onto became a civil servant in her native town. The book reading culture returned amongst the youth of the country due to the popularity of her works.
She wrote her first book Khushbu (fragrance). Her books named Pazeerai (recognition) and Judaai (separation) reflected of the reality of the world. The bold tone used in her book Larki was the special aspect of her writing style.
Her writings have been recited by several renowned Pakistani artists such as Mehdi Hassan, Tina Sani and Tasawwur Khanum.
Parveen Shakir’s famous books include Inkar (rejection), Khud Kalaami (speaking to self) and Sad-e-Barg after Khushbu.
She was able to innovate Urdu poetry through her bold and beautiful expression.
Parveen Shakir passed away on December 26, 1994 in Islamabad due to a car accident. Her works and contribution to Urdu poetry are still remembered today.