Widely known as one of the most famous modern Urdu poets, Ahmad Faraz’s fine but simple writing made him as popular as his peers and friends, legendary poets Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ali Sardar Jafri. 

In a career spanning over 50 years, Faraz faced jail time for criticizing the government rule through his poetry, entered a self-imposed exile, and wrote some of the finest couplets expressing the pain of heartbreak:

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There is perhaps no greater way to express the extent of pain than through art.

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