Waris's parents are said to have died when he was young. Waris spent years in search of the perfect spiritual guide. After completing his education, Waris moved to Malka Hans , a village twelve kilometres north of Pakpattan. Here he resided in a small room, adjacent to a historic mosque now called Masjid Waris Shah, until his death. It is estimated that there are forged  verses in the commonly available Qissa Waris Shah. Waris Shah is primarily known as the author of Heer Ranjha.
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After completing his education in Kasur district Lahore , he shifted his residence to Malka Hans. Here, he resided in a small room adjacent to a historic mosque that was constructed in The room where the poet lived is still there, though devoid of any furniture or things that could be related to Waris Shah to bring back the memory of the poet. The only sign showing that Waris Shah had been living here is a crudely written plaque with sketchy details about the poet.
Waris Shah was a consummate artiste, deeply learned in Islamic and Indian lore. His verse is a treasure-trove of Punjabi phrases, idioms and sayings. His minute and realistic depiction of each detail of Punjabi life remains unique. Of all his works, his version of the legendary romance of Heer is the most outstanding.
Heer Waris Shah or The Romance of Heer Ranjha is believed to be based on the true account of two star-crossed lovers, who lived during the times of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The classic work of Waris Shah echoes in the countryside as people sing about it with joy. One can find a number of folk vocalists singing Heer Waris Shah in other parts of the subcontinent where Punjabi language is used.
Waris lived through the invasions of Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah There are references in his Heer about these invasions and the devastation they wrought in Punjab. Warris Shah died in Waris Shah though belonged to Punjab. His poetry was full of the land, the people, the traditions of Punjab and hence he is celebrated both in India and Pakistan and his Heer is sung everywhere where the Punjabi language is spoken. My poems 1 Titles list. Famous poets ranked 24 Maya Angelou.