Feroze, Dr. Kanwal

Dr. K. Feroze is a renowned poet, writer and journalist of Pakistan who is credited with being the author of four poetry books: "Shehar-e-Saleeb-o-Gul" (1967), "Shakh-e-Shab-e-Wisaal" (1992), "Sham-e-Firat-e-Dil" (2002) and "Shafaq-e-Subh-e-Ghazal" (2009).

Although his poetry has won him great fame and honour in the elite scholarly and literary circles of Pakistan, his real popularity among the common Urdu readers of Pakistan, and espacially among those belonging to the minorities, is due to his socio-political and literary magazine, "Shadab", which he founded and has edited since 1969.

Dr. Kanwal Feroze is the recipient of several major awards and prizes. The latest and most important of these prizes is "Tamgha-e-Imtiaz" (President's Medal of Excellence), bestowed upon him by the Government of Pakistan in 2009.