|Perveen Shakir’s 18th Death Anniversary
26th December, 2012. Islamabad
|Perveen Shakir’s 18th Death Anniversary was observed on 26th December, 2012. The Perveen Shakir Trust arranged for Quran Khawani at the graveyard. The poet’s colleagues, members and friends of the Trust laid floral wreath at the grave.
The national press and the electronic media gave full coverage to the occasion. The TV channels through-out the day ran documentaries on the poet’s life highlighting her achievements, her place in Urdu literature and poetry.
The press and electronic media’s interest on the occasion shows Perveen Shakir’s popularity even after so many years of her death. It is a proof that her poetry is widely read and appreciated. It has made its mark and a very impressive one on the literary scene of not only Pakistan but wherever Urdu is read and understood. Researchers and scholars around the world have taken great interest in her poetry. Research is being done in various universities of the world and very soon we will have some very valuable material throwing light on her work. Perveen Shakir is one of the few poets who achieved appreciation, popularity and respect at very young age. The interest of her readers has continued and increased ever since which is a proof that her poetry is relevant to all times to come.
|Perveen Shakir being remembered|