The 18th death anniversary of Amir Hamza Khan Shinwari (1907-1994) -Baba-e-Pashto ghazal will be commemorated tomorrow on Monday.
In this connection a literary function will be arranged today (Sunday) at Peshawar Press Club at 30 pm under the joint auspices of the Peshawar Press Club Culture Committee and Hamza Baba Adabi Society, Peshawar. Noted scholars and intellectuals will read out papers and short expressions on the life and literary contributions of the Sufi poet.
Coincidently the first death anniversary of Murad Shinwari (1927-2012)- popular progressive Pashto poet, fictionist, songwriter [the only son of Hamza Baba] and his legendary father’s death anniversary will fall on the same date. Murad Shinwari too had contributed immensely like his father to Pashto language and literature, he passed had away on February 18, 2012.
A new poetry collection of Baba’s Urdu and Persian poetry- Baad-e-Khyber will also be launched posthumously on the occasion.