Renowned poet Iqbal Haider passes away
KARACHI: Iqbal Haider, a known poet of the country having created a niche for himself in the genre of Haiku, passed away in Dallas (USA) Tuesday night, M. Azmat Shigeyyuki Ataka, a close friend of the deceased, told APP Wednesday.
Remembering his friend, who also remained associated as a producer with Pakistan Television and was acknowledged for his creativity as well as commitment to his work, Ataka reminisced as how his friend developed deep interest in Haiku, a traditional Japanese poem evoking images of natural world.
"He was a true ambassador of Haiku and was among the poets who made extra efforts incorporating it to the Urdu poetry," said the man who himself played a great role in bringing the people of Pakistan and Japan close. - APP