Faiz Ahmad Faiz (فَیض احمد فَیض ‎), (13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) was a Pakistani, Marxist, poet, and author in Urdu. He was one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language in Pakistan. Outside literature, he has been described as “a man of wide experience” having been a teacher, an army officer, a journalist, a trade unionist and a broadcaster.