Hafeez Jalandhari’s 33rd death anniversary was observed was observed on Thursday. Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India on January 14, 1900, Hafeez Jalandhari is a well known poet and writer of national anthem of Pakistan. He migrated to Lahore after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.
Jalandhari wrote the lyrics for the national anthem of Pakistan in 1952. He took part in Pakistan Movement actively.
He wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, “Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir” as well as a number of other patriotic songs during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
Jalandhari was awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan for his literary and patriotic services to Pakistan.
Jalandhari passed away at the age of 82 years.