TORONTO: Renowned Urdu poet Himayat Ali Shair passed away here today after suffering from a fatal heart attack.
Following partition he migrated from Aurangabad to Karachi and studied Urdu at University of Sindh. After getting his Masters degree Himayat Ali Shair worked as lyricist for movie soundtracks.
His collection of poetry includes Mitti Ka Qarz, Tashnagi Ka Safar, Haroon Ki Awaz and Harf Harf Roshni.
In recognition of his services as poet and lyricist he was awarded Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.