79th death anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal being observed today

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ISLAMABAD: The 79th death anniversary of national poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal aka national poet, Mufakkir-e-Pakistan, Shair-e-Mashriq and Hakeem-ul-Ummat is being observed today (Friday) all over the country.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 09, 1877. He is credited with sparking the pan-Islamic thought among Muslims of the subcontinent.
He is also considered one of the most important figures in literature with literary works in both Urdu and Persian languages. Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam-i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz were amongst his best works.
Various social, political and cultural organizations will hold special programs to pay homage to the poet. He passed away in Lahore on April 21, 1938.

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