Parveen Shakir

1952 – 1994 ! Karachi, Pakistan.


Parveen Shakir or Parvin Shakir (Urdu: پروین شاکر‎) was born on 24 November 1952 in Karachi, Pakistan. In the beginning of her career she used the pen-name “Bina”. One of the most popular woman poets who gave expression to feelings and experiences specific to women. Numerous books of her sher-o-shayari have been published, like Khushboo (1976), Sad-barg (1980), Khud-kalaami (1990), Inkaar (1990) and Maah-e-Tamaam (1994). As an award for her talent and achievement, she was honored with “Adamji Award” and felicitated with the title of “Pride of Performance” by the Pakistan government. She died in a road accident on 26 December 1994 at the young age of 42 and the world of modern Urdu poetry lost one of its brightest stars. is the best place to read Parveen Shakir poetry.