About Paveen Shakir:
Paveen was a Famous Urdu Peotess of Pakistan.Pakistani Nation knows her because of her unique poetry style. She was born on 24 November 1952. Shakir Started writing from her early age. Her first poetry volume named “Khushbu” (Fregrance) was published in 1976 and get highly appreciable response.She was very educated, in fact, she received two undergraduate Degrees one in English Literature and other in linguistics, and she completed her MA and get her Degree in the same Subject from University of Karachi. Along with this she did an MA in Banking Administration. She also held MA and get her Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, America. Her name has been written in Golden Words in Pakistan Art History.
As mentioned above that she started her career as a Poet and writer, she also worked as a teacher and a Servent of Pakistani Government. She proves herself as an Excellent Teacher. She Selected Urdu and English Literature to teach. After that, she Joined Civil Service and started working in Custom Department. In early 1986, she was recruited as a second secretary, CBR in Islamabad.
Shakir was Married to a Pakistani Surgen,and she was blessed with a baby boy named Syed Murad Ali. But this Marriage was not a Long lasting and ended in resultant divorce.
Poetry Considered to be a very Respectable profession in Pakistan Art. Paveen Shakir wrote very interesting Poetries like, Khushbu, Sad Berg (Marsh Marigold), Khud Kalami (talking with the Self), Inkar (Refusal). People related with Urdu Literature always remember Paveen Shakir with her famous Quote.
Marr Bhi Jaun to kahan Log Bhula Hi denge
Lafz mere, mere hone ki gavahi Denge
People will forget me when i go die,
The word of mine will testimony of being mine.
Paveen Shakir first Poetry was awarded with Adamjee Award, which is a great honor as being a poetess. Because Paveen Shakir was the first women in Pakistan who received this Honor. She also was awarded as a Pride of Pakistan in 1987. A trust was establishedin Pakistan upon her death. The named is Paveen Shakir Trust.
Paveen Shakir was dead in a car accident, her car was collited with a bus when she was going to work in the Morning of December 26, 1992. After the accident the road named with her name called Perveen Shakir or PS Raod Islamabad.
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