Friday, July 23, 2010

Iftikhar Arif

Merey  Khuda  Mujhay itna tou  motaba  kar day
Men jis makan men rehta houn usko ghar kar day
Iftikhar Hussain Arif, PP, SI, HI commonly known as Iftikhar Arif  born on March 21, 1943 in Lucknow is an Urdu poet, scholar and littérateur from Pakistan. His style is romantic Urdu poetry. He has headed Academy Adbiyat, the Pakistan Academy of Letters and currently, he is the Chairman of Muqtadra Quami Zaban, the National Language Authority. He has been decorated with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Presidential Pride of Performance, highest literary awards by Government of Pakistan.