Poet, writer, academician, Shabnam Shakeel was born on March 12, 1942 in Lahore Pakistan. She started started writing at an early age and published her first book “Tanqeedi Mazameen” in 1965. Besides, she also published books “Shabzaad” (poetry collection) in 1987, “Izteraab” (poetry collection) in 1994, “Taqreeb Kuch Tau” in 2003. Another poetry collection “Musafat Raigan Thi” was published in 2008. She spent 30 years in the education sector, teaching at Lahore college for women, Govt girls college, Quetta, and Federal Govt college Islamabad. She had also won many awards including Pride of Performance. Shabnam Shakeel died on 2nd March 2013 at the age of 70 in Karachi