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Sehba Akhtar
Poet
--: Biography of Sehba Akhtar :--

 

Sehba Akhtar was born to Sir Rehmat Ali Rehmat, a poet and a contemporary of Agha Hashr Kashmiri, in Srinagar,India. Sehba originally belonged to Amritsar. From childhood he had started writing verses in his school days. He passed his high school from Bareli and later attended the Aligarh University. Later before independence of Pakistan he visited Karachi along with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to attend a public gathering organised by students in Karachi. Soon after the independence of Pakistan, he shifted to Pakistan and also started writing poems and songs for Pakistani movies and people of Pakistan.
 
After the independence of Pakistan he married Saeeda Akhtar and later had six children: Rubina, Shehla, Azeem, Azam, Samina and Nadeem (who now have children of their own) and they lived in Karachi.
 
He wrote many famous poems and songs for Pakistani people and in 1964 got involved in writing songs for Pakistani films.one of his national song " Mein bhi Pakistan Hoon Tu bhi Pakistan Hai " is not only famous but is sung by all and in all national occasions at different venues and on Pakistan independence day / celebration at Aiwan-e-sadar (President House).
 
His Poetry books are Sherkiashida, Iqra, Khazina, Mashal and Samandar"
 
  Death
 
Monday, February 19, 1996
 
In late 1995 he got very ill and went to London for his examination and insist to came back to Pakistan to launch his national poetry book " Mashal" and also celebrated the birth of his Grandson and named him "Bedar Bakht" alias Shahzaib Azam. After two years his granddaughter was born (Shazaan Nadeem).
 
He is remembered as Shair-e-Pakistan and a man of promises.
 
In Karachi Pakistan at Gulshan Iqbal a road is named and remembered as Sehba Akhtar Road and a big library in Karachi Nazimabad is also named as Sehba Akhtar Library.
 
  Awards
 
Got Pride of Performance award from President of Pakistan
 
 
 
 
 
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