‘Woh Hamsafar Tha’ poet and lyricist Naseer Turabi passes away at 75


Renowned Urdu poet, lyricist and mental Naseer Turabi handed away in Karachi on Sunday. He was 75. His funeral prayers will probably be held on Monday after Zohrain at Imambargah Shuhada-e-Karbala in Ancholi, after which he will probably be interred at the Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard, Zee News reported.

Turabi was born on June 15, 1945, in Hyderabad, which was then, Deccan. His father, Allama Rasheed Turabi was a famend non secular scholar. The household moved to Pakistan post-partition.

He did his MA in mass communication from Karachi University in 1968, however started to jot down poetry in 1962. His first assortment of poetry, Aks-E-Fariyadi was revealed in 2000.

Turabi had been a communication officer within the Eastern Federal Union Insurance Company. 

His widespread ghazal ‘Woh Humsafar Tha’, initially written on the separation of Bangladesh (East Pakistan) in 1971, later turned a family identify after being utilized in Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan starrer Pakistani cleaning soap “Hamsafar”.

Apart from ‘Woh Humsafar Tha’, Turabi additionally composed lyrics to a number of widespread Pakistani TV exhibits and movies. His ebook,  Sheiryaat (Poetics) revealed in 2012, elevated him as an erudite poet and scholar. He can be one of many few who wrote in Persian.

He additionally wrote lyrics for the theme track Dil Ka Jo Mol Chukatay Honge of Mol and Zindagi Gulzar Hai drama collection. He has additionally written the lyrics of Dil Aitebaar for Khwab Saraye and for Yaqeen Ka Safar OST.

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