Parveen Shakir was born on 24th November, 1952 in Karachi, Pakistan. She was an Urdu poet, teacher and a civil servant of the Government of Pakistan.A number of books of her poetry have been published. In chronological order, they are Khushboo (1976), Sad-barg (1980), Khud-kalaami (1990), Inkaar (1990) and Maah-e-Tamaam (1994). Her first book, Khushboo, won the Adamjee award. Later she was awarded the Pride of Performance award, which is the highest award given by the Pakistan government.