National Anthem writer Hafeez Jalandhri birth anniversary being observed today

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National Anthem writer Hafeez Jalandhri birth anniversary being observed today

ISLAMABAD - One hundred eighteenth birth anniversary of the writer of Pakistan National Anthem Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jalandhari is being observed on Sunday.

Jalandhari was born in Jalandhar, Indian Punjab, on 14 January 1900.

Jalandhari actively participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to inspire people for the cause of Pakistan.

He also wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, "Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir". He wrote many patriotic songs during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

For his literary and patriotic services to Pakistan, Jalandhari was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan.

Pride of Performance Award in 1958 by the Government of Pakistan.

Jalandhari died in Lahore on 21 December 1982 at the age of 82.