WRITER

Faiz Ahmad Faiz

1911 - 1984

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz (13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) was a Pakistani poet, and author in Urdu and Punjabi language. He was one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language in Pakistan. Outside literature, he has been described as "a man of wide experience" having been a teacher, an army officer, a journalist, a trade unionist and a broadcaster.Faiz was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature and won the Lenin Peace Prize.Born in Punjab, British India, Faiz went on to study at Government College and Oriental College. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Faiz Ahmad Faiz has received more than 1,021,856 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Faiz Ahmad Faiz is the 3,847th most popular writer (down from 3,723rd in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Pakistan and the 8th most popular Pakistani Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Faiz Ahmad Faiz ranks 3,847 out of 5,794Before him are Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Maksim Tank, Irakli Abashidze, Sandra Brown, and Botho Strauß. After him are Abel Bonnard, Hermann Kesten, Fernando del Paso, Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, and Mary McCarthy.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1911, Faiz Ahmad Faiz ranks 189Before him are Brian O'Nolan, Jean Shiley, Amir Hamzah, Nicolae Kovács, Gavriil Kachalin, and Stan Kenton. After him are Jo Jones, Mutara III Rudahigwa, José Augusto Brandão, Enric Valor i Vives, Jack Finney, and Roy Eldridge. Among people deceased in 1984, Faiz Ahmad Faiz ranks 142Before him are Red Garland, Ethel Merman, Claude Chevalley, Elizabeth Goudge, Gino Bianco, and Campanal I. After him are Chester Himes, Roger Blin, Bernard Lonergan, Eulogio Martínez, Aldo Donati, and Alexander Moyzes.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Faiz Ahmad Faiz ranks 59 out of 158Before him are Shehbaz Sharif (1951), Tariq Ali (1943), Milkha Singh (1935), Malala Yousafzai (1997), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948), and L. K. Advani (1927). After him are Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929), Amjad Khan (1940), Gulzar (1934), Farooq Leghari (1940), Kader Khan (1937), and Vinod Khanna (1946).

Among WRITERS In Pakistan

Among writers born in Pakistan, Faiz Ahmad Faiz ranks 8Before him are Vasubandhu (400), Khushal Khattak (1613), Rahman Baba (1632), Amrita Pritam (1919), Krishna Sobti (1925), and Tariq Ali (1943). After him are Khushwant Singh (1915), Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941), Mulk Raj Anand (1905), Parveen Shakir (1952), Hamid Mir (1966), and Kamila Shamsie (1973).