Today marks the 76th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal.
Allama Iqbal was born on 9th November 1877. He was one of the most renowned poet, writer, lawyer, politician and a Sufi of the 20th century. He was one of the pioneers in the Pakistan movement.
He used his poetry to empower the Muslims of the sub-continent. He used to symbolize the Muslims with Shaheen (perigrine falcon) to motivate the Muslims who were suffering under the British rule.
The idea of Iqbal's poetry was unique. This was the reason why he is considered as Pakistan's greatest philosopher.
Iqbal breathed his last on 21st April, 1938 and is buried in Lahore.
Seminar, conferences and events will be held today to remember the contributions of Allama Iqbal for the creation of Pakistan. Politicians and members of the civil society of the country will shed light on teachings of the poet.