Islamabad - The 63rd death anniversary of renowned Urdu poetess Parveen Shakir was observed here on Monday.

The literary circles remembered the poetess while paying tributes to her contributions in shape of poetry. They also said that the great poetess would be remembered for a longer time due to her matchless illustrations in her poetic works.

Parveen Shakir, who was also a civil servant of the Government of Pakistan, had in 1994 in an accident in Islamabd.

It was a great loss to the Urdu poetry world. The road on which the accident took place is named after her. Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry‚ “Khushbu” in 1976. She subsequently published other volumes of poetry - all well-received “Sad-barg” in 1980‚ “Khud Kalami” and “Inkar” in 1990.

‚ “Kaf-e-Aina” besides a collection of her newspaper columns‚ titled “Gosha-e-Chashm” and was awarded one of Pakistan s highest honours‚ the Pride of Performance for her outstanding contribution to literature.

The poetry books are collected in the volume “Mah e Tamam” with the exception of “Kaf e Aina”.