Author of national anthem Hafeez Jalandhari remembered

December 22, 2017

Jalandhri wrote in 1952 the lyrics of 'Qaumi Tarana' — the national anthem of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD:The 35th death anniversary of Hafeez Jalandhri — the writer of Pakistan's National Anthem — was observed Thursday across the country.

Jalandhri was born on January 14, 1900, in Jalandhar of British India's Punjab and migrated to Lahore in 1947, after the independence.

Jalandhri wrote in 1952 the lyrics of "Qaumi Tarana" — the national anthem of Pakistan. He actively participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to propagate for the cause of Pakistan.

WATCH: Video of Jalandhari's 35th death anniversary

He also wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, "Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir".

The poet authored numerous patriotic songs during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965.

For his literary and patriotic services to Pakistan, Jalandhri was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.

The legendary wordsmith passed away on December 21, 1982, at the age of 82 years.

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