78th Death Dr. Allama Iqbal Anniversary 21 April 2016.The 78th death anniversary of national poet Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today (Thursday) all over the country, Dunya News reported.
He was an extraordinary poet and political philosopher. His legacy is still felt through his poetry and his ideas that built the edifice of ideology of Pakistan. Today is his 78th death anniversary. Here are few facts that are a proof that he was an extraordinary man
He is also considered one of the most important figures in literature with literary works in both Urdu and Persian languages. Asrar-e-Khudi, Payam-i-Mashriq, Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril, Zarb-i Kalim and Armughan-e-Hijaz were amongst his best works.
Iqbal was entitled to a scholarship by Trinity College, University of Cambridge and achieved Bachelors of Arts in 1906. He acquired his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ludwig Maxinilian University, Munich in 1908.
He was also given the “Khan Bahadurddin F.S. Jalaluddin” medal in 1897 for an outstanding result in the Arabic language.