40th Death Anniversary of Ibn-e-Insha Being Observed

40th Death Anniversary of Ibn-e-Insha Being Observed

Web Desk (January 11, 2018): The 40th death anniversary of prominent Urdu poet, humourist, travelogue writer and columnist Ibn-e-Insha is being observed on Thursday (January 11).

Ibn-e-Insha, whose real name was Sher Muhammad Khan, was born in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927, however, he subsequently migrated to Pakistan.His poetry was revered for its simple but intense style. He was also well known for his humorous columns. His most famous ghazal ‘Insha Ji Uttho’ is considered a modern-day classic.

Ibne Insha’s poetic works are Chand Nagar and Dil-e-Wehshi while travelogues are “Awara Gard Ki Diary”, “Dunya Gol Hey”, “Ibn-e-Batoota Kay Taqub Main”, “Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaliye” and “Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir”.His humorous books are “Khumar-e-Gandum” and “Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab”. His collection of letters is titled “Khat Insha Jee Kay”.

Ibn-e-Insha died on this day in 1978 and was laid to rest in Karachi.

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