Renowned ‘Woh Humsafar Tha’ Pakistani poet, lyricist Naseer Turabi dies aged 75


NEW DELHI: Well-liked Urdu poet and lyricist from Pakistan, Naseer Turabi passed away Karachi on Sunday (January eleven). He was 75.

It is reported that the poet suffered a paralysis assault a couple of many years in the past and was maintaining unwell for some time. He fell into the comatose state final yr. His funeral prayers will be held on Monday following Zohrain at Imambargah Shuhada-e-Karbala in Ancholi, following which he will be interred at the Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard.

Turabi was born in Hyderabad, Deccan on June 15, 1945. His father Allama Rasheed Turabi was a renowned religious scholar. He came to Pakistan following the independence of Pakistan in 1947. He did his M.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Karachi in 1968. He lived in Karachi.

Immediately after the East Pakistan Separation, he wrote a Ghazal ‘Woh Humsafar Tha’ expressing the sadness at the terrific tragedy of separation of East Pakistan. The very same Ghazal was later on utilised as a theme song for Humsafar drama series. He also wrote lyrics for the theme song ‘Dil Ka Jo Mol Chukatay Honge’ of Mol and Zindagi Gulzar Hai drama series. He has also written lyrics of ‘Dil Aitebaar’ for ‘Khwab Saraye’ and for ‘Yaqeen Ka Safar’ OST.


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