Faiz Ahmed Faiz (February 13, 1911-November 20, 1984) (Urdu: فیض احمد فیض) was a renowned Pakistani poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu language. He was a member of the Anjuman Tarraqi Pasand Mussanafin-e-Hind (All India Progressive Writers' Movement) and an avowed Marxist. In 1962, he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union.
Today, on 20th November 2010, the 26th death anniversary of Faiz is celebrated in Urdu circles across the borders. I have some articles on Faiz written by some literary figures, and on his death anniversary going to post them for you.
I hope you will like them. Here you go the one by Hameed Akhtar, a friend of Faiz. (Click here and here to read the other two articles.