Tuesday Jul 16, 2019
TORONTO: Renowned Urdu poet and lyricist passed away here on Tuesday. He was 93-years-old.
Himayat Ali Shair was born on July 14, 1926, in India’s Aurangabad and later moved to Karachi after partition.
Himayat Ali Shair's collection of poetry includes Mitti Ka Qarz, Tashnagi Ka Safar, Haroon Ki Awaz, which received Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal Award and "Harf Harf Roshni."
Several of his songs written such as Na Chura Sakogay Daaman and Jaag Utha Hai Sara Watan went on to become instant classics.
Himayat Ali Shair received the Pride of Performance Award for his services in the promotion of arts and was also given the Nigar Award for his contribution to films.