Mubarak Qazi, the renowned and distinctive poet of the Balochi language, passed away on September 16 in the Turbat district of Balochistan. He was laid to rest in his hometown.
Born on December 24, 1956, in the Pasni area of Makuran, Mubarak Qazi held a unique place as a nationalist poet.
He was the only Baloch poet to have received profound love and respect from the public during his lifetime. While his love poems were widely cherished, it was his resistance poetry that truly resonated, finding appreciation and recognition at every level.
Mubarak Qazi’s poetry beautifully reflects the essence of Balochistan. Within his verses, one can find the natural splendor of Balochistan, expressions of love and compassion, reverence for traditions, empathy for the oppressed, advocacy for the freedom of Balochistan, and the spirit of resistance.
Qazi’s poetry has left an indelible mark on Baloch literature and the Baloch resistance movement. It serves not merely as a means of artistic expression but also as a potent instrument for social change. His verses kindled the flames of determination among those striving for Baloch national independence and imparted lessons in resilience.
Mubarak Qazi courageously penned poems that challenged the prevailing norms in a war-torn society, even enduring imprisonment for his convictions.
Despite enduring the heart-wrenching loss of his son Qambar at a young age, an event that would have broken many, Qazi remained steadfast in his commitment and never allowed the torch of resistance to flicker.
Mubarak Qazi’s poetry had a profound impact on all strata of Baloch society, continuously articulating national aspirations. Through his work, he emerged as a leading figure in the resistance movement, propagating the ideals of freedom.
Beyond his literary prowess, Mubarak Qazi’s poems serve as a guide to resistance for warriors, a beacon of courage, and a wellspring of strength for the marginalized. His legacy stands as a testament to the struggle for freedom, and his poetry remains an enduring light in the annals of Baloch history, destined to inspire generations to come. His verses will continue to be the torchbearers of freedom and resistance.