ISLAMABAD: Famous Urdu poet, writer and sufi intellectual Wasif Ali Wasif was remembered on his 30th death anniversary being observed on Wednesday. Born on January 15, 1929 in Khushab, he was famous for his unique literary style. No contemporary Urdu writer is more cited in quotations than Wasif.
Master of aphorism, he had almost a miraculous ability to capture a rainbow of meaning in a few dewdrops of well-chosen words. Many of his aphorisms have become proverbs in recent years.
His book “Kiran Kiran Suraj” containing these aphorisms remained a best seller for many years. He used to write short essays on topics like love, life, fortune, fear, hope, expectation, promise, prayer, happiness, sorrow and so on with the clear objective of highlighting the true spirit of Islam.(NNI)