Urdu poetry is today most popular, not only among Urdu knowing people , but also among these millions of people who love poetry in any language and form. Songs from Indianfillms have created interest n Urdu poetry all over the world, and names of poets like Ghallib , Sahir Ludhanvi, Sh akeel Budayni, Faiz Ahmad Fiz, Allama Iqbal erc. Are well known in every home.
Qateel Shafali is another name in the category of these poets, whose poetry has been presented many forms, in books, in dance recitations, in albums and above all in Indian and Pakistani films.
Qateel Shafai was born in Hariopura Hazara (now in Pakistan) in1919, and presented his poetry in more than 15 collections. He had started his life as a small shopkeeper in Rawalpindi (Pakistan), but had been taking part in literary activities ever since. He was honored with a number of literary awards. In 1947, he was invited by a film producer to write songs for his films, and since then he wrote songs for many films.
This collection of his selected poems is our humble tribute to this great of the year.
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