| GEO Pakistan|
| Poet, columnist Shabnam Roomani passes away|
| Updated at: 1536 PST, Tuesday, February 17, 2009|
KARACHI: Renowned poet, writer and columnist Shabnam Roomani expired here today at the age of 80 years.
The aged poet died after an illness on Tuesday and he would be laid to rest after the Asr prayer in the evening.
The real name of Shabnam Roomani was Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai, who he was born on December 30, 1928 in Shahjahanpur, India. He did his graduation from the Agra University.
His first book of poetry came in 1959 under the title of “Masnavi Sair Karachi” and later his three poetry compilations were published, titled as “Jazeera”, “Tohmat” and “Doosra Himala”.
Besides, compilations of Naat and Manqabat, and a compilation of his literary columns titled as “Hyde Park” have also been published.
Presently, various publications are under-printing which include a compilation of his poems “Nafi Barabar Isbaat”, a compilation of literary criticism “Harf-o-Zarf”, a compilation of satirical articles “Kehtey Hain Jis Ko Ishqh” and a compilation of satirical poetry “Fun Hamara”.