30th death anniversary of Hamza Baba commemorated

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Fazal Amin Shinwari
LANDI KOTAL: The 30th death anniversary of great Pashto poet and Baba-e-Ghazal Amir Hamza Khan Shinwari was observed in Landi Kotal.

A large number of poets, researchers, and intellectuals from Afghanistan and Pakistan gathered at Landi Kotal Jirga Hall to pay tribute to the life and literary achievements of Hamza Baba. The anniversary was organized by Pashto Adabi Jirga.

The speakers remembered and highlighted the great services of Hamza Baba rendered for the uplift of the Pashto language and Ghazal writing and paid rich tribute to him through their prose and poetry.
Amir Hamza Khan Shinwari, famously recognized as Hamza Baba, was a renowned poet, playwright, and author in both Pashto and Urdu languages. His literary contributions are analyzed at the Master’s level in the curriculum of the University of Peshawar.
He is considered a bridge between classic Pashto literature and modern.
Hamza was Born In 1907, in Landi Kotal District Khyber.
and passed away on 18 February 19, 1994.