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Faiz Ghar, Lahore – A museum to house Faiz memorabilia and papers

Posted in News/Information, Poetry and Literature by Pippa on December 5, 2008

At the recent launch in Lahore  of ‘Hum Jeetay Jee Masroof Rahay’, Agha Nasir’s book on legendary Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Adeel Hashmi, Faiz’s grandson, announced on behalf of the Faiz Foundation the establishment of Faiz Ghar in Lahore, a museum to house Faiz memorabilia and papers held by his family.
 
Funding permitting, the soft opening of a section is planned for Feb 09. The Ghar will be housed in a 2 kanal house in Model Town leased to the Faiz Foundation by an admirer of the poet’s for a token rent of One Rupee a month.
 
Apart from the Faiz section, the Ghar’s remaining rooms will be open house to artistes and painters to pursue and practise their craft. 
 
Presided over by Begum Tahira Mazhar Ali and hosted by Shuaib Hashmi, the book launch had Asghar Nadeem Syed, Arifa Syeda, Ghalib Ahmed and Agha Nasir re-living their personal memories of Faiz.

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