The 21st death anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Qateel Shifai was observed on Monday. 

Qateel Shifai was born on 24th December, 1919 in Haripur.

His real name was Muhammad Aurangzeb but he adopted Qateel Shifai as his pen name.

His over 20 collections of verse and over 2500 songs for films have been published.

He had been awarded with Pride of Performance Award, Adamjee Award, Naqoosh Award and Abasin Arts Council Award for his contribution in literature.

Qateel Shifai died on this day in 2001 in Lahore.

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