Today is the 41st death anniversary of well-known Urdu poet and travelogue writer Ibn-e-Insha.
Ibn-e-Insha’s real name was Sher Muhammad Khan, and Insha jee was born in Jalandhur district of Indian Punjab in 1927. He later migrated to Pakistan.
His poetry was simple but had depth. The real cause of his popularity was his hilarious poetry and columns.
His most famous ghazal Insha Ji Utthoo is a modern-day classic.
Ibn-e-Insha’s poetic works are Chand Nagar and Dil-e-Wehshi while travelogues are Awara Gard Ki Diary, Dunya Gol Hey, Ibn-e-Batoota Kay Taqub Main, Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaliye and Nagri Nagri Phira Musafar.
His humorous books are Khumar-e-Gandum and Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab. His collection of letters is Khat Insha Jee Kay.
Insha jee was awarded Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1978.
Ibn-e-Insha died this day in 1978 and was buried in Karachi.