Josh Malihabadi essentially a poet of Nazm had an excellent command over language. He is rich in vocabulary and passionate. Born in Malihabad near Lucknow in a Pathan family, Shabbir Hasan Khan Josh, was the grandson of Urdu poet Faqir M Khan Goya. For his strong anti-imperialistic views and his contribution to freedom struggle, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan. But seeing the plight of Urdu, he migrated to Pakistan. Though he regretted the decision. His Yaadon-ki-Barat is a unique biography-novel.
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