Hasan Abidi (
Urdu: حسن عابدی) was a noted Pakistani journalist, writer and a senior Urdulanguage poet.
He was born on
July 7, 1929in Jaunpur, UP, and educated in Azamgarhand Allahabad( India) and after the partition of Indiain 1947, he moved to Pakistanand settled in Karachiand associated with journalism and writing. He became president of the Karachi Press Club and held office in both the Karachi Union of Journalist and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. He was also an active member of the "Irtiqa forum". He died on September 6, 2005in Karachi.
Yasmeen Hameed, his collections of poetry are Navisht-i-Nai (1995), Jareeda (1998) and Farar Hona Huroof ka (2004). He has also translated Eqbal Ahmed's essays into Urdu and written stories and poems for children. Hasan Abidi writes both ghazals and nazms. He is more in control of his craft in the traditional confines of the ghazal but chooses another style and content for his nazms. Most of his nazms are a narrative of the socio-political aspects of the society. He persistently elegizes the changing value system that he finds alien and disconcerting. His collection of poems, Farar Hona Huroof ka, was published in 2004, by Scheherzade, Karachi.
* [http://www.dawn.com/2005/09/07/top14.htm Biographic Sketch by Dawn]
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