Tanwir Phool: The Famous Poet and Writer of Pakistan

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Tanwir Phool: The Famous Poet and Writer of Pakistan

Tanwir Phool (born 1948 in Muzaffarpur, India) is the pen name of Tanwiruddin Ahmad Siddiqui, a Pakistani author and poet, writing in the languages of Urdu and English.

Education and career of Tanwir Phool

He received his education in Karachi city, Pakistan. He studied at the institute of D. J. Science College and Urdu College, and graduated in the year of 1971 from the institute of University of Karachi. In the year of 1973 he obtained a master’s degree in Islamic history from the university. He worked at the State Bank of Pakistan from the time period of 1970 to 1997, until retirement

Works

Tanwir Phool has written poems in the traditional Urdu forms of the Ghazal, Rubaa’ee, and Dohay, as well as the traditional Japanese form of Haiku.

Anwaar-e-Hira

Anwaar-e-Hira is a collection of religious poems by Tanwir Phool. It was published in the year of 1997.

Few of the forms used are Musaddases, with every stanza having six lines, and Mukhammases, with every stanza having 5 lines. It was issued by the Hira Foundation, Pakistan. The introduction, which includes biographical information on the author, was written by Professor Najmul Hoda of India.”Ishariya Jahan-e-Hamd” compiled by Dr.Sohail Shafique of University of Karachi.

Gulshan-e-Sukhan

The book has several poems written for kids. The book also involves Hamd (poems in praise of Allah), Na`at (poems in praise of Muhammad), and Rubāʿiyāt (quatrains). Publication of the book was arranged by Professor Muhammad Zareef Khan and the late Tahir Kashfi, organizers of Maktaba-e-Bachpan, Karachi, Pakistan. The National Book Foundation Award and Commendation Certificate were granted on the manuscript of poems for kids to the author by the Ministry of Education. The poet was given a cash award of Rs.100,000 by the Government of Sindh in recognition of his contribution to children’s literature.

Naghmat-e-Pakistan

Naghmat-e-Pakistan is a collection of national songs and poetry by Tanwir Phool. Pakistan came into existence in the year of 1947 as an outcome of Pakistan Movement or Tahreek-e-Pakistan. Sir Syed, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan were key leaders of this movement. Tanwir Phool is a notable poet of Pakistan writing in Urdu and English. During Indo-Pakistan war 1965, a national song dedicated to Pakistan Army was composed by Tanwir Phool. The title of this song was “Mujaahideen-e-saf shikan, baRhay chalo, baRhay chalo (Go forward, go forward routing national soldiers).This song was issued in daily newspapers and magazines of Pakistan. Later on, the poet was blessed with the Presidential Award by the Government of Pakistan. This song has been involved in “Naghmat-e-Pakistan” (the melodies of Pakistan). Presidential Award has been presented to this poet in the year of 2006 by the Government of Pakistan on writing this book.”Rashk-e-Bagh-e-Iram” is another precious collection of Pakistani national songs by Tanwir Phool. The manuscript of this book has won cash prize from the Department of Children’s Literature, International Islamic University, Islamabad vide its circular dated 27 November 1994

One poem from “Naghmat-e-Pakistan”, with the opening line (English translation) “O my native land, O my native land” was broadcast by Radio Pakistan in the year of 1969.

Chiryaa, Titli, Phool

Chiryaa, Titli, Phool is a collection of poems for kids. It was published in the year of October, 2004. The author, poet Tanwir Phool, was awarded Rs.100,000 in the year of 2005 by the Government of Sindh, Pakistan. Also a National Book Foundation Award and Commendation Certificate granted on the manuscript of Chiryaa, Titli, Phool by the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.

The 1st poem is “Sab kuchh diya Khuda nay” (All is gifted by the God Almighty).

Bibliography

  • Gulshan-e-Sukhan (1970)
  • Khushbu Bheeni Bheeni (The Mild Scent) (1983)
  • Tanweer-e-Hira (Refulgence of Hira Cave) (part 1) (1994)
  • Anwaar-e-Hira (Brightness of Hira Cave) (1997)
  • Rashk-e-Bagh-e-Iram (Envy of Paradise Garden) (1997)
  • Tanweer-e-Hira (Refulgence of Hira Cave) (part 2) (1999)
  • Dhuwan Dhuwan Chehray (The Sooty Faces) (1999)[9]
  • Zaboor-e-Sukhan(the Psalms of Poetry) (2002)
  • Qindeel-e-Hira (The Lamp of Hira Cave) (2003)
  • Chiryaa, Titli, Phool(Sparrow, butterfly, flowers) (2004)
  • Naghmat-e-Pakistan (The Melodies of Pakistan) (2005)
  • Arham-ur-Raahimeen (2005)

 

 

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