The revolutionary poet Habib Jalib is remembered on 21st death anniversary today.
Habib Jalib was born on March 24, 1928 in a village near Hoshiarpur in British India.
Jalib is among the most influential poets in Pakistan who supported democractic ideals and expressively opposed martial laws and authoritarian rule.
He was particularly famous for his unique style of recitating poetry. His social and political poetry addressed common people and issues.
He was a great political and social activist of his time, his poem "Dastoor", which openly opposed Ayub Khan's policies and his supporters, reached out to the common person across the country. He wrote this peom in prison during Ayub Khan’s martial law era.
Sir e Maqtal, Kulyaat e Habib Jalib, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka and Gumbad e Bedar are some of his well-known collections.
He died at age of 65 on 12 March 1993.