BiographyFahmida Riaz is a lady artist and Urdu essayist from Pakistan, known for her solid women's activist and mutinous leanings. She was conceived on 28th July 1945 in India before segregation, an abstract group of Meerut, UP. Her family settled in Hyderabad after her dad's exchange to Sindh. Her dad passed away when she was four thus she was raised by her mom. After completing her graduation she started filling in as a reporter for Radio Pakistan. She had begun composing at an exceptionally youthful age, dealt with her own Urdu production named Aawaz.
FamilyFahmida Riaz tied the knot at a very young age when her family forced her for the arrange marriage but unfortunately, that marriage didn't last for long and she got a divorce after conceiving a child (daughter). After a few years, she again got married to an impressive political worker Zafar Ali Ujan and have 2 children from that marriage.
CareerHer passion and her determination forced her to start doing something at a very young age. She was an Urdu writer, a poet and a human right activist who always spoke for the rights of minorities and predominantly for the women rights. Fahmida Riaz remained an extremist in her scholastic life. She talked and composed against the restriction on understudy governmental issues amid General Ayub's routine. During the 1980s she and her better half lived in a state of banishment in India after that two were imprisoned by the tyrant for their liberal and politically charged perspectives.
ImprisonmentFahmida Riaz was looked with difficulties because of her political belief system. More than 10 cases were recorded against her amid General Ziaul Haq's autocracy. She was accused of dissidence under Section 124A of the Pakistan Penal Code. After her significant her husband got imprisonment while she was safeguarded by a fanatic of her works previously she could be taken to prison and fled to India with her two little kids and sister on the reason of a Mushaira welcome. Her companion the prestigious writer Amrita Pritam who addressed at that point executive (late) Indira Gandhi which got her shelter. Her children went to school in India. She had relatives in India and her significant other later joined her there after his discharge from prison. The family put in very nearly seven years in a state of banishment before coming back to Pakistan after Zia-ul-Haq's demise on the eve of Benazir Bhutto's wedding gathering. Amid this time Riaz had been an artist inhabitation for Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi and it is amid her outcast that she figured out how to peruse Hindi. She was welcomed with a warm welcome upon her arrival from outcast.
Selected Poetry of Fahmida Riaz
- ab so jao
- baitha tha mere samne wo
- chadar aur chaar-diwari
- dilli teri chhanw
- ek ladki se
- ek raat ki kahani
- ek zan-e-khana-ba-dosh
- inqilabi aurat
- is gali k mod par
- kab tak
- megh dut
- pathar ki zaban
- tafsil masafat ki
- tiflan ki to kuchh taqsir na thi
- tum Bilqul hum Jaise Niklay
- us ka dil to achchha dil tha
- zabanon ka bosa
|2005||Al Muftah Award for Literature: Poetry|
|Sheikh Ayaz Award for Literature: Poetry||Government of Sindh|
|2010||Presidential Pride of Performance Award for Literature: Poetry||Government of Pakistan|
|2010||Sitara -e- Imtiaz on 23 March 2010||President of Pakistan||Civil Award|
|2017||Hemmet Hellman Award for Resistance Literature||Human Rights Watch|
Death of Fahmida RiazA Pakistani poet, author, and a women rights activist left all her fans in a state of affliction after her sudden demise on 21st November 2018. She was fighting with her illness in Lahore for a very long time. Her work, her services, her endeavor for the rights of people can never be forgotten.
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