Iqbal Day

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Iqbal Day
یوم اقبال
Official name Iqbal Day
Also called Yōm-e Welādat-e Muḥammad Iqbāl
Observed by  Pakistan
Type National holiday
Date 9 November
Next time 9 November 2014 (2014-11-09)
Frequency annual

Iqbal Day (Urdu: یوم اقبال‎) – (Yōm-e Iqbāl) is the birthday of Muhammad Iqbal on 9 November and is a public holiday in Pakistan.[1] Iqbal is known as Muslim philosopher and great poet and considered most important figure in the Urdu literature. He is widely admired by the Pakistani, Indian, Iranian and Turk poets.[2]

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Iqbal day is organized and celebrated on 9 November around the whole world to tribute to Iqbal, the "Poet of the East" every year.[2][3] Iqbal was born on 9 November 1877 in Sialkot, within the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan). He died on 21 April 1938 in Lahore, Punjab, British India. The Pakistan government officially declared him the national poet.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Holiday November 9". Brecorder.com. 2010-11-06. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Seminar on Allama Iqbal held at Preston University". Preston.Edu.PK. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Literary symposium held on Iqbal Day in US". Geo.TV. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Allama Iqbal’s 73rd death anniversary observed with reverence". Pakistan Today. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Iqbal". Iqbal Academy Pakistan. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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