Habib Jalib (Urdu: حبیب جالب) (Real name: Habib Ahmad) (Urdu: حبیب احمد) was a Pakistani revolutionary Urdu poet, left-wing activist and politician who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression.
Jalib was a Marxist-Leninist and aspired to the ideals of Communism. He was a member of the Communist Party of Pakistan; later when the Communist Party was banned and started working under the banner of National Awami Party (NAP), he joined the NAP. His views led to imprisonment.
His poetry shows that, being a communist, he was pro Russia and China. He wrote many poems and Ghazal against USA and in many of his poems he even mentioned Ronald Reagan, the than president of USA, and showed his dislike to him.
In the following enjoy reading “Aaj Wo Zinda Jo Hota, Wo Bhi Khat Likhta Mujhay” (Urdu: آج وہ زندہ جو ہوتا، وہ بھی خط لکھتا مجھے) a beautiful Urdu Ghazal (غزل) by Habib Jalib. He remembers his deceased son in this Ghazal and gives the title "Apnay Betay Tahir Abbas Ki Yaad Main" (English: In the Memory of my son Tahir Abbas) (اپنے بیٹے طاہر عباس کی یاد میں). I hope you will like the Ghazal.