Friday, February 26, 2021
Saba Akbar Abadi
Saba Akber Abadi, settling first in Hyderabad and finally in Karachi after migrating from India, leaves a remarkable legacy to relish.
Quietly and humbly, a far-sighted poet, Saba wrote national songs even before the creation of Pakistan.
Known for his silent, yet inspiring contribution to Urdu poetry; naat, marsia, ghazal, rubai and unique research on the Persian poetry of Ghalib, Omar Klayam and Amir Khusro is Saba Akbar Abadi.
His role in Pakistan Movement is worth highlighting. “Zamzama-e-Pakistan,” a creative collection of Saba’s three patriotically pulsating poems, published on May 14, 1946 in Agra, was the first publication dedicated to Quaid-e-Azam before the creation of Pakistan.
While courageously fighting the poetic battle for Pakistan under extreme circumstances, Saba produced Zamazama-e-Pakistan the thunderous roar and the blitzkrieg of the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent for a separate homeland and a promising Pakistan.
Profile by Parvez Jamil