Published:  12:40 AM, 13 February 2018

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz MBE, NI  was a Pakistani leftist poet and author, and one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language. Among other accolades, Faiz was nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature and won the Lenin Peace Prize. Faiz went on to study at Government College and Oriental College. He went on to serve in the British Indian Army and was awarded in the British Empire Medal.

After Pakistan's independence, Faiz became the editor to The Pakistan Times and a leading member of the Communist Party before being arrested in 1951 as an alleged part of conspiracy to overthrow the Liaquat administration and replace it with a left-wing government. He was born into a Tataley Jat family on 13 February 1911, in Kala Qader(Faiz Nagar), District Narowal, Punjab, British India.

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