(Urdu: ???? ????) was a Pakistani urdu poet. He was considered one of the greatest modern Urdu poets of the last century. Faraz is his pseudonym 'takhallus', whereas his real name is Syed Ahmad Shah (??? ???? ???). Ahmed Faraz died in Islamabad on August 25, 2008.
Ahmed Faraz, who has been compared with Faiz Ahmed Faiz, holds a unique position as one of the best poets of current times, with a fine but simple style of writing. Even common people can easily understand. Ethnically a Hindkowan, Ahmed Faraz studied Persian and Urdu at the Peshawar University. He later became lecturer at the Peshawar University.
In July 2008, a rumour was spread that Ahmed Faraz had died in a hospital in Chicago. Faraz's physician, Tahir Rohail MD who was a childhood friend of Faraz's son Shibli Faraz, was quick to deny this erroneous report, but it was confirmed that Faraz was exceedingly ill.
Faraz's health continued to deteriorate and he died from kidney failure in a local Islamabad hospital on 25 August 2008. His funeral was carried out on the evening of the 26th, by many admirers and government officials at H-8 Graveyard, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Nazm : phir usii raah_guzar par shaayadphir usii raah_guzar par shaayad
ham kabhii mil sake.n magar shaayadjaan pahachaan se kyaa hogaa
phir bhi ai dost Gaur kar shaayadmuntazir jin ke ham rahe tum ho
mil gaye aur ham_safar shaayadjo bhii bichha.De hai.n kab mile hai.n 'Faraz'
phir bhii tuu intazaar kar shaayad