Tens of thousands attend funeral of great poet Rehan Azmi in Karachi where he passed away earlier today (Tuesday).
The main road in Jafar-e-Tayyar Society Malir remained overcrowded with mourners.
Tens of thousands attend funeral of great poet Rehan Azmi
Notably, they came there to shoulder the coffin carrying Dr Rehan Azmi.
Eminent Shia Islamic scholars, poets and noha khwans thronged the venue.
Karachi-based prominent political figures of Pakistan also attended the funeral.
Amid slogans of Labbaik Ya Hussain and amid beating chest, the funeral turned historic.
Globally famous poet Dr Rehan Azmi passes away today in Karachi. He was 63.
Born in July 1958, Syed Rehan Abbas Rizvi spent early life in Liaquatabad and did graduation from college education from Siraj ud Dawla College.
Later, he got higher education from the University of Karachi and finally became Ph.D scholar.
Although he penned poetry in diverse fields, noha, marsia and salam became his identity.
Since his ancestors migrated from Azam Gadh (India), Syed Rehan Abbas Rizvi used the word Azmi a part of his name. He was also a close relative of eminent Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi.
It is no exaggeration that Rehan Azmi revived Urdu noha and salam and shaped it to modern format.
Meanwhile, Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan’s secretary general Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari lauded services of Rehan Azmi for Urdu literature in nohas.
MWM Sindh chapter secretary general termed his sad demise a huge national loss.