Munir Niazi – Bio, Career, and Poetry

Munir Niazi

Munir Ahmed Niazi is a Famous Pakistani Writer and Poet of Urdu and Punjabi Language. His great poetry earned him a great name in the literary societies of Pakistan and India. He is also writer of Popular and Superhit film songs like Jis Ne Mere Dil Ko Dard Diya, Jaa Apni Hasraton Pe Aansoo Baha Ke Sau Jaa, Uss Bewafa Ka Shehar Hai Aur Hum Hain Dosto, Kaisay Kaisay Loag Hamare Jee Ko Jalanay Aa Jaatain Hain & Zinda Rahein Tau Kaya Hai Jau Mar Jaaen Hum Tau Kaya. But, unfortunately, after spending glorious seventy-eight, Niazi died in Lahore, leaving his fans mourning. 

Munir Niazi’s Early Life

Niazi was born in Khanpur and obtained his elementary education from there. After Partition, Munir’s family migrated to Sahiwal, Punjab. His father was in the Agriculture Related Department while other members were in either Army or Transportation Department. Like his other family members, Niazi joined the Navy after Matriculation, but soon he abdicated. After resigning from the Navy, he enrolled in Dayal Singh College, Lahore, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree. 

Munir Niazi’s Poetry Career

Before starting Poetry, Niazi opened the Publishing House in Sahiwal and initiated the Journal Sat-Rangi (Seven Colors). After that, he started writing film songs which became very popular. Later, Muneer started writing Poetry. Munir Niazi’s poetry comprises two famous languages of the Indo-Pak Subcontinent, i.e., Urdu and Punjabi. His Charming Personality attracted women, and his poetry grasped the attention of Youth. He was considered to be a self-admired Poet. 

Muneer Niazi has written both genres of Poetry Nazam (Poems) and Ghazals. His popular Nazams Muhabat Ab Nahi Hogi & Hamesha Dair Kar Deta Hun gained critical acclaim from the general public and his fellow poets. 

Munir Niazi’s Books

Following are the famous Muneer Niazi’s Books (Urdu);

  • Taiz Hawa Aur Tanha Phool
  • Jungle Mein Dhanak
  • Dushmanoon Kai Darmiyan Sham
  • Mah-e-Munir

And following are Munir Niazi’s Punjabi Poetry Books;

  • Safar Di Raat
  • Char Chup Cheezan
  • Rasta Dassan Walay Tarey

Muneer Niazi Accolades

In acknowledgement of Munir’s services towards Punjabi and Urdu Literature, the President of Pakistan awarded him with;

  • Pride of Performance Award (1992)
  • Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) (2005)

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