40th death anniversary of Ibn-e-Insha being observed

The 40th death anniversary of prominent Urdu poet, travelogue writer and columnist Ibn-e-Insha is being observed today (Thursday).

Sher Muhammad Khan (Ibn-e-Insha) was born in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927, however, he subsequently migrated to Pakistan.

Ibn-e-Insha’s 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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