Renowned poet Rais Amrohvi’s death anniversary today

September 22, 2011

Renowned poet Rais Amrohvi’s death anniversary today

Staff Report KARACHI: Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Rais Amrohvi is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Thursday). He was born on September 12, 1914 in Amroha, India, in a notable family of scholars. Almost all the members of his family were poets. He migrated to Pakistan on October 19, 1947 and settled in Karachi. He was a noted scholar, Urdu poet and psychoanalyst of Pakistan, however he cannot be classified as a psychoanalyst in a traditional sense, as he looked at psychology through a spiritual perspective rather than scientific. He was known for his unique style of Qatanigari (quatrain writing). For many decades he penned quatrains every day for Pakistan's largest daily newspaper Jang. He also supported the Urdu language and the Urdu-speaking people of Pakistan. He penned a number of books on metaphysics, meditation and yoga. He also tried to produce a standard Urdu translation of the BhagavadGita. He was assassinated on September 22, 1988, reportedly by a religious fanatic. SAMAA