KARACHI - Mustafa Zaidi, a progressive Urdu poet was remembered on his death anniversary on Friday. Zaidi’s work and literary accomplishments remain popular and relevant still today. Mustafa Zaidi was born on October 10, 1930 in Allahabad, India. Zaidi started off writing in Allahabad under the pseudonym Tegh Illahbadi. His family migrated to Pakistan in 1951, where he came to be known as “Mustafa Zaidi” instead of “Tegh Allahabadi”.
It is widely believed that both may have attempted suicide by ingesting poison. His death and the reasons thereof have remained a mystery.