Finding the Perfect Heer
Sharif Sabir’s quest for the authentic version of Heer Waris Shah
Sharif Sabir is one of the most respected scholars of Punjabi language and literature. Known for his life-long research on Heer Waris Shah, he spent 14 long years on the project to edit out any spurious texts crept into the epic. He was awarded the Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.
He tells behind-the-scene story of finding the perfect Heer in the following audio clip.
Audio courtesy: Lahore Chitrkar
Sharif Sabir photograph by Akram Varraich
Heer Waris Shah photograph by Sohail Abid