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Sabahat Quadri

Ahmed Shamim

The Song

I found the song ‘Kabhi Hum Khoobsurat Thay’ on Soundcloud:

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A Journey Through Sand

Kashmir poet Ahmed Shamim’s (1927 – 1982) most famous work was the poem The Moment of Embarking on a Journey Through Sand, a free-verse ghazal (a form of poetry peculiar to Urdu and Persian literature) that was popularized by Nayyara Noor’s rendition for Pakistan Television (Teesra Kinara, 1986).

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