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Renowned Afghan Poet Ustad Faani Passes Away

Famous Afghan poet Raziq Faani passed away on April 22 in San Diego, California. He was 63.

Faani's poetic legacy depicts the suffering and the perseverance of the people of Afghanistan through three decades of war. Ustad Faani’s poetry transcended the printed page and was made into songs by contemporary singers. His most famous line is:

His most famous lines are:

everywhere is a paint store

everyone sells color

my heart breaks for the glass

everyone sells stone

To see photographs of a recent Afghan Communicator event honoring Ustad Faani, click HERE

To read a previous Embassy Newsletter article about Ustad Faani, click HERE

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