CHICAGO UNIT ORGANIZED TAZIATI NASHIST IN HONOR OF MOHSIN BHOPALI & MUNIR NIAZI (FEB-05-07)

In the connection of Taziati Nashit for Mohsin Bhopali and Munir Niazi, a program was arranged in the Schaumburg library Chicago. Arbab-e-Urdu & Gahwarah-e-Adab participated among Chicago local poets and writers. Mohammad Ameen Haider welcomed the audience and expressed his feeling for the late poets also he invited many poets and speakers to express their feelings on this great loss of nation.

Many speakers said about Mohsin Bhopali that he born in Bhopal, Mohsin Bhopali started composing verses in 1948 and became a disciple of Seemab Akbarabadi and Saba Mathravi. He later migrated to Pakistan. Bhopali made his mark in poetry with ghazals, but gradually won acclaim in other forms with his versatility. It was his consummate skill in Haiko that established him as a master. He had the distinction of being Pakistan’s first Urdu poet to write Haiko. He set another trend in Urdu poetry with Nazmaney – a form improvised by him. Haiko was first brought to Pakistan by the late Tanvir Abbasi, one of the most powerful Sindhi poets of modern times. Mohsin Bhopali translated Abbasi’s Sindhi Haikos into Urdu in 1963 and later started composing verses in Haiko.

Mohsin Bhopali tried almost all forms of poetry. He also wrote Hairaton ki Sarzamin, a travelogue about a tour of the United States. A collection of interviews, `Qaumi yekjehti mein adab ka kirdar’, is available in book form. Mohsin Bhopali was vocal in opposing the 1992 military operation in Karachi, devoting a book of verses, Shahr-i-Ashob, to the subject. He also translated Sindhi poetry into Urdu. Critics hailed his efforts to bridge the Urdu-Sindhi gulf.

Beside that speakers said about late poet Munir Niazi that he has written over 30 books of his poetry. His poetry has been translated into several world languages.
Besides other awards, he was conferred the ‘Kamal-i-Fun’ award by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. He had also been awarded the Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz awards by the government of Pakistan. In the last Fatiha was offered.


 

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