Tanwir Phool

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Tanwir Phool (Template:Lang-ur), or Tanwiruddin Ahmad Phool (Template:Lang-ur) (born 1948 in Muzaffarpur, India) is the pen name of Tanwiruddin Ahmad Siddiqui, a Pakistani author and poet, writing in Urdu and English ( "State Bank of Pakistan News" for the month of May 2004 )[2] [3]

Education and career

He received his education in Karachi, Pakistan. He studied at the D. J. Science College and Urdu College, and graduated in 1971 from the University of Karachi. In 1973 he obtained a master's degree in Islamic history from the university. He worked at the State Bank of Pakistan from 1970 to 1997, until retirement [4] [5]


Phool has written poems in the traditional Urdu forms of the Ghazal, Rubaa'ee, and Dohay, as well as the traditional Japanese form of Haiku[6]


Anwaar-e-Hira is a collection of religious poems by Tanwir Phool. It was published in 1997.[1]

Some of the forms used are Musaddases, with every stanza having 6 lines, and Mukhammases, with every stanza having 5 lines. It was published by the Hira Foundation, Pakistan. The introduction, which includes biographical information on the author, was written by Professor Najmul Hoda of India."Ishariya Jahan-e-Hamd" compiled by Dr.Sohail Shafique of University of Karachi (pages 46, 70, 74 to 78, 89,125 to 128 & 322)


The book has a number of poems written for children. The book also includes Hamd (poems in praise of Allah), Na`at (poems in praise of Muhammad), and Rubāʿiyāt (quatrains). Publication of the book was arranged by Professor Muhammad Zareef Khan and the late Tahir Kashfi, organizers of Maktaba-e-Bachpan, Karachi, Pakistan. The National Book Foundation Award and Commendation Certificate were granted on the manuscript of poems for children to the author by the Ministry of Education.[2] The poet was given a cash award of Rs.100,000 by the Government of Sindh in recognition of his contribution to children's literature.


Naghmat-e-Pakistan is a collection of national songs and poetry by Tanwir Phool. Pakistan came into existence in 1947 as a result of Pakistan Movement or Tahreek-e-Pakistan. Sir Syed, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan were main leaders of this movement. Tanwir Phool is a prominent poet of Pakistan writing in Urdu and English. The list of his books can be seen at this link:[7]. During Indo-Pakistan war 1965, a national song dedicated to Pakistan Army was composed by Tanwir Phool. The title of this song was "Mujaahideen-e-saf shikan, baRhay chalo, baRhay chalo (Go forward, go forward routing national soldiers).This song was published in daily newspapers and magazines of Pakistan.Later on, the poet was blessed with the Presidential Award by the Government of Pakistan. This song has been included in "Naghmat-e-Pakistan" (the melodies of Pakistan). Presidential Award has been presented to this poet in 2006 by the Government of Pakistan on writing this book (cf.S.Nos.10 and 17 of "Certificates, photographs and news" at this link:[8]."Rashk-e-Bagh-e-Iram" is another valuable collection of Pakistani national songs by Tanwir Phool. The manuscript of this book has won cash prize from the Department of Children's Literature, International Islamic Uniuversity, Islamabad vide its circular dated 27 November 1994.
One poem from "Naghmat-e-Pakistan", with the opening line (English translation) "O my native land, O my native land" was broadcast by Radio Pakistan in 1969.

Chiryaa, Titli, Phool

Chiryaa, Titli, Phool is a collection of poems for children. It was published in October, 2004. The author, poet Tanwir Phool, was awarded Rs.100,000 in 2005 by the Government of Sindh, Pakistan.[3] Also a National Book Foundation Award and Commendation Certificate granted on the manuscript of Chiryaa, Titli, Phool by the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.[4]

The first poem is "Sab kuchh diya Khuda nay" (All is gifted by the God Almighty).[5]


  • Gulshan-e-Sukhan (1970)
  • Khushbu Bheeni Bheeni (The Mild Scent) (1983)
  • Tanweer-e-Hira (Refulgence of Hira Cave) (part 1) (1994)
  • Anwaar-e-Hira (Brightness of Hira Cave) (1997)
  • Rashk-e-Bagh-e-Iram (Envy of Paradise Garden) (1997)
  • Tanweer-e-Hira (Refulgence of Hira Cave) (part 2) (1999)
  • Dhuwan Dhuwan Chehray (The Sooty Faces) (1999)[9]
  • Zaboor-e-Sukhan(the Psalms of Poetry) (2002)[10]
  • Qindeel-e-Hira (The Lamp of Hira Cave) (2003)[11]
  • Chiryaa, Titli, Phool(Sparrow, butterfly, flowers) (2004)
  • Naghmat-e-Pakistan (The Melodies of Pakistan) (2005)
  • Arham-ur-Raahimeen (2005)[12] & [13]


  1. Phool, Tanwir (1997), Anwaar-e-Hira, Karachi, Pakistan: Hira Foundation 
  2. cf. S. No. 12 of "Certificates, news and photographs" in the author's blog.
  3. (cf. S. No. 21, 22 and 23 of "certificates, news and photographs" at the link available in the list of Urdu language writers)[1]
  4. (cf.S.No.11 of the link referred to above)
  5. 5th poem at

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  • "Complete Urdu Encyclopedia" (Volume 3) ISBN 969-31-0011-5, pages 83 & 84, compiled by C. Smith Junior & Justice S.A, Rehman, published by Sheikh Ghulam Ali & Sons, Lahore, Pakistan)S.No.44 at [14]
  • "Karachi ka Dabistan-e-Naat"(Alphabetical introduction of notable poets of Naat),published by Naat Research Center,Pakistan (pages 127 to 129)
  • "Ahl-e-Qalam Directory", published in 2008 by Pakistan Academy of Letters, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad. (page 71) Template:Oclc ISBN 978-969-472-095-1 (1996) www.academy.gov.pk
  • Archive of the poet/writer in Japan http://urdunetjpn.com/ur/category/tanwir-phool/

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