KARACHI:The 41st death anniversary of eminent Urdu poet and travelogue writer Ibn-e-Insha is being observed today Saturday.
Ibn-e-Insha’s real name was Sher Muhammad Khan, and he was born in Jalandhur district of Indian Punjab in 1927. He later migrated to Pakistan .
His poetry was simple but had depth. The real cause of his popularity was his humorous poetry and columns.
His most famous ghazal Insha Ji Utthoo is a modern-day classic.
Ibn-e-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 Musafar.
His humorous books are Khumar-e-Gandum and Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab. His collection of letters is Khat Insha Jee Kay.
He was awarded Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1978.
Ibn-e-Insha died this day in 1978 and was buried in Karachi.