Profile of Habib Jalib
Pen Name : 'Jalib'
Real Name : Habib Ahmad
log Darte haiñ dushmanī se tirī
ham tirī dostī se Darte haiñ
log Darte hain dushmani se teri
hum teri dosti se Darte hain
Habib Jalib was one of the revolutionary poets from Pakistan. He was born on 24 March 1929 as Habib Ahmad in a village near Hoshiarpur British India. His family migrated to Pakistan after partition. Habib started working as a proof-reader in Daily Imroze Karachi. He wrote in simple language and generally addressed common issues directly related to people. He was a staunch democrat and always opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression. Some of his important books are Sir-e-Maqtal, Zikr Behte Khoon Ka, Gumbad-e-Bedar, Kulyaat e Habib Jalib, Is Shehar-e-Kharabi Main, Goshay Main Qafas Ke, Harf-e-Haqq, Harf-e-Sar-e-Daar, Ehad-e-Sitam etc. Habib Jalib passed away in Lahore on 12 March 1993. He had received the highest Civilian award of Pakistan Nishan-e-Imtiyaz (posthumously) in 2009.
Authority Control :The Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) : n84031386