Zafar Iqbal (poet)

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Zafar Iqbal (Urdu: ظفر اقبال‎—Ẓafar Iqbāl) born in 1932, an Urdu poet,[1] based in Okara, Pakistan, in the genre of ghazal. The diction of his ghazal is entirely different from traditional Urdu poetry. He is a lawyer by profession, and regularly contributes articles to an Urdu newspaper, Daily Jinnah.

In contrast to Classical Poets, Zafar's poetry portrays Love as scientific and physical rather than supernatural. Dr Tabasam Kaashmiri called him Literature's renegade of 20th century.[citation needed]

Iqbal has a son named Aftab Iqbal, a columnist and TV anchor.

Poetry collections[edit]

  • Tamjid
  • Taqweem
  • Tashkeel
  • Tajawaz
  • Tawarid
  • Tasahil
  • Hay Hanuman
  • Ab Tak


  1. ^ Iftikhar Arif; Waqas Khwaja (4 January 2011). Modern Poetry of Pakistan. Dalkey Archive Press. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-1-56478-669-2. 

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