Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Raees Amrohi’s 22nd death anniversary today

Sep 22 marks the 22nd death anniversary of Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Raees Amrohi. A noted Pakistani scholar, Urdu poet and psychoanalyst, Amrohi was assassinated on September 22, 1988.

Born on September 12, 1914 in Amroha, India, to a notable family of scholars, almost all of Amrohi’s family members were poets. He migrated to Pakistan on October 19, 1947 and settled in Karachi.

He was known for his unique style of Qatanigari (quatrain writing). For many decades, he penned quatrains every day for Pakistan's largest daily Urdu newspaper, Jang. Amrohi was a supporter of the Urdu language and Pakistan’s Urdu-speaking people.

Amrohi cannot be classified as a psychoanalyst in the traditional sense, as he perceived psychology spiritually, rather than scientifically.

Full report here Samaa

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