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Birth anniversary of Wasif Ali Wasif observed.

ISLAMABAD -- Great teacher, writer, poet and Sufi intellectual Wasif Ali Wasif was remembered on his birth anniversary on Monday.

According to a private news channel, he was born on 15th January 1929. His father name was

Mohammad Arif. Wasif Ali Wasif got his early education from Khushab' and after that went to Jhang where he passed Matriculation, FA and BA in first division. He was very good player of hockey during his school and college time. After completing his bachelor, he opted English literature subject for M.A.

Wasif started writing from college magazine named 'Ravi'. He wrote on many topics. He also passed civil service exam but did not join due to his different nature. In 1962, he built up his own institute 'Lahore English College' in Lahore near 'Anar Kali'. Wasif sahib liked Sufism from childhood. He always tried to meet Sufis and visited different shrines.

He is famous for his literary style. Many of his aphorisms have become proverbs in recent years. His book 'Kiran Kiran Suraj' containing these aphorisms remained best seller for many many years.

He used to write short essays on topics like love, life, fortune, fear, hope, expectation, promise, prayer, happiness, sorrow and so on with clear objective of highlighting the true spirit of Islam.

He was regular columnist of Pakistani Urdu daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt. His column was named 'Guftagoo ' and it started publishing in newspaper in 1984. Wasif Ali Wasif died on 18th January 1996. His shrine is in Lahore famous Mianiasaab graveyard where his Urs is celebrated on 22-24 Rajab every year.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 16, 2018
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