Radical Baloch poet Mubarak Qazi passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 68.
Legendary Balochi language poet who hailed from the coastal town of Pasni passed away in Turbat on Saturday.
According to the family sources, he had been in Turbat due to illness for at least two weeks but passed away on Saturday night at the residence of a friend.
His last remains were brought to Pasni in a big procession from Turbat where he was buried in a local graveyard in the presence of thousands of people from different walks of life.
— Ibrar Murad Baloch ☭ (@Ibraralikalmati) September 16, 2023
Mubarak Qazi Baloch has more than 10 collections of poetry to his credit.
His first Balochi poetry book ‘Zarnawishat’ was published in 1990 and the last collection of his poetry ‘Shaklian Jurani Broad’ was published in 2022.
His poetry has been recited and sung by famous singers on radio and TV programs as well.
Legendary singer late Noor Muhammad Bizenjo rose to fame on the back of the Balochi poetry penned by Mubarak Qazi Baloch.
Born on December 24, 1955, in Pasni, he received his initial education in his hometown. After matriculation in 1972, he moved to Karachi for further education and did his graduation from Sindh Muslim Arts College.
After this, he returned to Pasni, was admitted to the University of Balochistan, and graduated with a Master’s degree in International Relations. Upon completion of his studies, Qazi joined Pasni Fish Harbour Authority and retired as its director of finance.
He also had an active political career as well. He was arrested for the first time in 1982 after he protested the death sentence handed to a Balochistan Student Organisation leader Hameed Baloch who was accused of shooting at a military delegation of Oman that had come to Turbat for recruitment of Baloch youth for the Omani army. Qazi was held at Central Jail Mach at the time.
Tributes continue to pour in for the radical Baloch poet Mubarak Qazi.
Resistance poets never stood on the wrong side of history, if their generation doesn't accept this truth, the later generation would accept their truthfulness.
They are compass of the truth.
Mubarak Qazi, Baloch poet, is one of them, he is no more.
Rest in Resistance. pic.twitter.com/dSYWwFvbx3
— Aitzaz Hussain Mayo ☭ (@aitzaz_mayo) September 17, 2023
Mubarak qazi A Giant Name in the Baloch Nationalist poets is no more amongst us.
He was born on 24 December, 1956 in the costal region of Makuran, Pasni.
Mubarak qazi had an immense contribution in the field of spreading Balochi language throughout the world with his compositions pic.twitter.com/fbLEpjCYkn
— WaqarHasilBaloch (@waqarhasil) September 16, 2023
Remembering the legacies of two extraordinary souls, Mubarak Qazi Baloch and Mir Kher Bakhsh Marri Baloch. Their contributions to Baloch literature and the pursuit of freedom continue to inspire us all. 📚🕊️#LegendsRemembered #BalochPride pic.twitter.com/BPYyBdxkJe
— Zahoor Shad (@ZahoorShad9) September 16, 2023
We always remember Qazi Mubarak he was a great Balochi poet and a good human he believed in humanity a liberal face of baloch from Pasni district Gwadar he did a lot for Balochi language today I am very sad on his death . God Bless his Soul. pic.twitter.com/HhFng4PXQ9
— Mir Naveed Baloch (@MirNaveedBaloch) September 16, 2023
— Mir Yar Baloch (@miryar_baloch) September 16, 2023
All the way through, Mubarak Qazi (late) reshaped the Baloch resistance poetry. Despite numerous hurdles, including the martyrdom of his only son Kambar, he did not turn back. He was the most loved personality among the Baloch.
— Ali Jan Maqsood (@Alijanmaqsood12) September 16, 2023
“As long as the world of words exist, Qazi will live. It is like what Manto said “Saadat might die but Manto will always live” so Mubarak has died but Qazi will live forever.” – Copied #Balochistan #QaziMubarak #Baloch pic.twitter.com/G2eMc2d55u
— Shah Nizar Baloch (@shahnizarbaloch) September 16, 2023