KARACHI: Dr Rehan Azmi, world-renown poet of mourning literature, has passed away in Karachi. He was 63 years old.
According to his family, Dr Azmi had been ill for a long time. They said he was rushed to a private hospital in Karachi where his condition remained critical till he passed away.
Dr Azmi was born on July 7, 1958 in Karachi. He started writing poetry regularly from 1974 and was associated with PTV for a long time as a singer.
During this time, he penned more than 4,000 songs, including popular Pakistani song ‘Hawa Hawa Aye Hawa’ sung by Hassan Jahangir and ‘Khushboo Ban Kay Mehak Raha Hai’.
After some time, Dr Azmi lost touch with songwriting and established a connection with praise and salutation and became a poet of mourning literature.