Urdu poets and writers of Pakistan by Muslim Saleem
(The poetry portion of this site is edited by Muslim Saleem, who is poet, writer and journalist of repute. Muslim Saleem’s ash’ar are widely popular due to being connected with grassroots. It was his idea that we created this directory of Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh-Chief Editor, Ataullah Faizan and Editor Abdul Ahad Farhan) (See Muslim Saleem’s poetry with English and Hindi translations at this web site and muslimsaleem.blogspot.com and wikipedia.org) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone 0755 2730580 Mob: 09009217456)
(Note the list of deceased litterateurs in the end of this directory)
Ali Arman: (Born August 25, 1973) is an Urdu poet hailing from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. His first book of poetry was published in March, 1998. residing in the UK, he is an editor of “The Mosaic Journal”, a bilingual magazine containing both Urdu and English literature. Arman’s poetry has been translated into English, French, Spanish and German. He is regarded as an emerging poet by many renowned critics of Urdu poetry.
Anwar Maqsood Hameedi: Commonly known as Anwar Maqsood or Anwer Maqsood is a Pakistani playwright, poet, television host, satirist, humorist, infrequent actor and painter. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over over 35 years. Anwar Maqsood was born in Hyderabad Deccan, India and studied at the Gulbarga trust School Aurangabad. He has worked as a host for a variety of shows on PTV. His work has included Studio Dhai (Studio 2:30) and then Studio Ponayteen (Studio 2:45) along with numerous other shows. His work incorporates humor, satire, and an approach to hard subjects in lighter vein.
Ashfaq Hussain: He was born on January 1, 1951 at Karachi and lives in Candada. His full name is Ashfaq Hussain Zaidi. He is a leading modern Urdu poet and an author of more than 10 books of poetry and literary criticism. He is considered by many as the foremost expert on the life and works of great Urdu poets Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ahmad Faraz and also on Progressive Writers Movement. Ashfaq Hussain was born in a lower middle class family. The eldest son of eight siblings, he lost his mother at the age of 13. He struggled throughout his academic years by working various part time jobs. He earned his Master’s Degree in Urdu Literature from the University of Karachi in 1974. Hussain was elected Vice President of the Students Union of Urdu Department in 1973. He then spent one year as lecturer at Government Degree Science College, Karachi. Before migrating to Canada, Hussain was working as a Programme Officer at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. Hussain migrated to Canada in March 1980 and currently resides in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto. He initially started his business in Travel and Tourism industry. Hussain founded the Writers Forum of Pakistani Canadians in 1982 and was subsequently elected President of the organization. He then established U.I. Publishers, through which he edited and published the quarterly Urdu journal, “Urdu International Canada” until 1988. He started hosting an Urdu program on Asian Television Network in 1980. Hussain is now an Associate Producer at Asian Television Network, Newmarket. He is regularly hosting the following TV shows: Urdu Rang, Asian Horizon and Asian Digest. He has won many awards including Maulana Mohammad Ali Johar Award (Delhi, India), Saleem Jafri International Award (Doha, Qatar) and Asian Television Network Life Time Achievement Award 2007 (Newmarket, Canada). His books include: 1. Faiz Ek Jaiza (1977), 2. Aitabar (1979) 3. That Day Will Dawn (1985), 4. Neendar Nal Rishta (1986), 5. Ham Ajnabi Hain (1992) 6. Faiz Habib e Amberdast (1992) 7. Faiz ke Maghrabi Hawaley (1993), 8. Faiz shakhsiat aur fun (2006) 9. Ahmad Faraz: yadoon ka ek sunehra waraq (2008), 10. Aashian Gum Karda (2009)
Ashraf YousufiAshraf Yusufi was born in 1950 at Lyallpur, Punjab (Pakistan) . He is a retired banker. Lives at Islamabad. Has published two collections of poetry including “Aik Pyaala Paani”. Hs a member of Halqa-e-Arbab-e-Zauq, Faisalabad. Mobile phone number +92 321 6613368, Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/ashraf.yousafi/about.
کهلے یه شهر _ پر اسرار کیا هے
که یه دیوار پر دیوار کیا هے
پلٹ آیا هوں خالی ناؤ لے کر
تجسس تها که در یا پار کیا هے
محبت تهی محبت آج بهی هے
مجهے اس بات سے انکار کیا هے
میںاس صورت میںکتنابچ گیا هوں
سلامت کیا هے اور مسمار کیا هے
جو پهولوں کی تجارت کر رهے تهے
اب ان لوگوں کا کاروبار کیا هے
هوا سے پوچهتی هے لو دیۓ کی
جهان_ثابت و سیا ر کیا هے
جهکا جاتا هوں میں هر روز اشرف
مرے شانوں په ایسا بار کیا هے
Atif Javed Atif
Atif Javed Atif: Shot into international fame with his poem “Baba Mujko darr lagta hai ” written in the landscape of terrorism and its after impacts. Such a sensitive poem can be written only by a man stung by terrorism himself while living in Lahore, Pakistan. He has been penning poetry for the last 10 years. Contact : +923224137971. email : email@example.com
Ata Shad BalochNAMOONA-E-Kalaam. Waja Atta Shad Baloch
BARA KATHIN HAY RAASTA JO AA SAKO TO SAATH DO,
YE ZINDAGI KA FAASLA MITA SAKO TO SAATH DO,
BARAY FAREB KHAO GI BARAY SITAM UT’THAO GI,
YE UMR BHAR KA SAATH HAY NIBHA SAKO TO SAATH DO,
JO TUM KAHO YE DIL TO KYA MAIN JAAN BHI FIDA KAROO’N,
JO MAIN KAHOO’N BS IK NAZAR LUTA SAKO TO SAATH DO,
MAIN GHAREEB BE NAWA MAIN IK FAQEER BE SADA,
MERI NAZAR KI ILTEJA JO PAA SAKO TO SAATH DO,
YE ZINDAGI YAHAA’N KHUSHI GHAMOO’N KE SAATH SAATH HAY,
RULA SAKO TO SAATH DO, HANSA SAKO TO SAATH DO
Bano Qudsia: She was born in 1928 is a writer, intellectual, playwright and spiritualist from Pakistan. She is best known for her novel Raja Gidh. She writes for television and stage in both Urdu and Punjabi languages. She is the wife of famous novelist Ashfaq Ahmed (also spelt as Ishfaq Ahmad. Bano moved with her family to Lahore during the Partition from Dharamsala (Now in Himachal Pradesh, India). Bano graduated from Kinnaird College in Lahore and in 1951, completed her M.A. degree in Urdu from the Government College Lahore. Raja Gidh is her most popular novel. Her other books include 1. Aatish Zeir Pa, 2. Adhi Baat, 3. Ek Din, 4. Amar Bail, 5. Assey Passey, 6. Bazgasht, 6. Chahar Chaman, 7. Dast Basta, 8. Doosra Darwaza, 9. Doosra Qadam, 10. Footpath Ki Ghaas, 11. Haasil Ghaat, 12. Hawwa Key Naam, 13. Kuchh Aur Naheen, 14. Marde Abresham, 15. Maum Ki Gallian, 16. Naqabil-e-Zikr, 17. Piya Naam Ka Diya, 18. Purwa, 19. Purwa and Ek Din, 20. Raja Gidh, 21. Saman-e-Wajood, 22. Shehr-e-bemisaal, 23. Sudhraan, 24. Suraj Mukhi, 25. Tamaseel, 26. Tawujjuh Ki Talib, 27. Dastan Sarei (forthcoming)
Ilyas Babar Awan is an Urdu/English Poet/Short story writer from Rawalpindi Pakistan. He is a Lecturer in English in a University in Islamabad. He has been the secretary Halqa Arbab e Zauq Rawalpindi for 4 years. His first book of Urdu Ghazals ” Khaab e Diggar” was published in march 2012. These days he is writing poems and his second book of Nazms is in the press. He also writes articles in different national dailies and has written more than 200 articles.He also writes poetry and short stories in English language. Contact info: Email : firstname.lastname@example.org FACEBOOK : www.facebook.com/ilyasbabarawan Contact # : +92-321-5104648
صغیر ملال بھی جمال احسانی کی طرح ان بدنصیب یا خوش نصیب شعرا میں شامل ہیں جنہیں ان کی زندگی میں بری طرح نظر انداز کیا گیا۔ لیکن اس حقیقت کا کیا کِیا جائے کہ وقت اپنے فیصلے خود رقم کرتا ہے، اور جب وقت اپنا فیصلہ لکھتا ہے تو اس کے سامنے مجموعے پر لکھے ہوئے فلیپ یا اخبار میں لکھے گئے کالم نہیں ہوتے۔ صرف اور صرف شاعر کا فن ہوتا ہے۔
کسی انسان کو اپنا نہیں رہنے دیتے
شہر ایسے ہیں کہ تنہا نہیں رہنے دیتے
دائرے چند ہیں گردش میں ازل سے جو یہاں
کوئی بھی چیز ہمیشہ نہیں رہنے دیتے
کبھی ناکام بھی ہو جاتے ہیں وہ لوگ کہ جو
واپسی کا کوئی رستہ نہیں رہنے دیتے
ان سے بچنا کہ بچھاتے ہیں پناہیں پہلے
پھر یہی لوگ کہیں کا نہیں رہنے دیتے
پہلے دیتے ہیں دلاسا کہ بہت ہے سب کچھ
اور پھر ہاتھ میں کاسہ نہیں رہنے دیتے
جس کو احساس ہو افلاک کی تنہائی کا
دیر تک اس کو اکیلا نہیں رہنے دیتے
واقعی نور لیے پھرتے ہیں سر پہ کوئی
اپنے اطراف جو سایہ نہیں رہنے دیتے
زندگی پیاری ہے لوگوں کو اگر اتنی ملال
کیوں مسیحاؤں کو زندہ نہیں رہنے دیتے
Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem: Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem was a poet par excellence. He was born in Teheran, Iran to Khalifa Abdul Wahid Dar of Lahore (Now in Pakistan) and Bibi Fakhr-us-Sadat, a qajari princess of Iran. In fact, the Khalifa family had moved to Lahore from Kashmir in the 19th century. After the age of 11, his parents shifted back to India along with their two daughters Akhtar and Shamsi. Dr. Saleem was educated in Aligarh Muslim University Tibbiya College, Aligarh and later in London, where he also worked as announcer with BBC Persian Service. In Aligarh, he stayed with his close relative Dr. Ataullah Butt, of famous Butt Kada of Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui. Dr. Butt had founded Aligarh Tibbiya College.
Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem (sitting extreme right) with Faiz (fourth from left along with Dr Saleem’s father Khalifa Abdul Wahid sitting to left of Faiz)
Throughout his life, Dr Saleem continued to write both prose and poetry in Urdu, Persian and English. In the 50’s and 60’s, his ghazals were published in many prestigious Urdu periodicals including Nuqoosh, Funoon, Adab-e-Latif, Adabi Duniya and other contemporary periodicals.
The most remarkable work of Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem is ‘Khayyam-e-Nau’, which is poetic translation of Umar Khayyam’s ruba’is. The collection has been published by Sanjh Publications, Temple Road, Lahore thanks to efforts by Prof. Dr. Farid A. Malik, son of Mrs Akhtar Nazeer and Mirza Nadeem. During his last days, doctor saheb had become financially unstable and was greatly helped by his sister Mrs Akhtar Nazeer and her husband the late Malik Nazeer Ahmad. Dr. Saleem breathed his last in 1981. Dr. Saleem wrote poetry in Urdu and Persian. Some of his works are in English as well.
Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem was married to Begum Umm-e-Habiba, who was grand daughter of Syed Abdul Baqi, who was among first five students of Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College (which later became Aligarh Muslim University) and had imbibed education directly from Sir Syed. He was later appointed as bursar (accountant-cum-registrar) of the university.
Research thesis: Tabenda Batool has completed her master’s thesis on Dr. Saleem in 1987 from Punjab University Lahore and then her M. Phil in 1995 from Allama Iqbal University, Islamabad. Other collections of his poems and ghazals are also in the pipeline. On this blog we will be posting his works from time to time. Hope, you will enjoy them and post your comments.
Fatima Surayya Bajia: She is a novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan. She has been honoured with various awards at home and abroad including Japan’s highest civil award in recognition of her works. She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province of Pakistan. She is a well-known personality in Pakistan with relation to the radio, television and stage and an ardent feminist. She wrote her first long play Mehman. She is the elder sister of Anwar Maqsood, Zohra Nigah and Zubaida Tariq (cooking expert). Mrs kazmi a famous dress designer is also Baji’s sister. and her wife is very dear to Bajiya. Her popular drama serials include 1. Shama 2. Afshaan (adopted from A.R. Khatoon’s novel) 3. Aroosa 4. Zeenat 5. Ana 6.Aagahi 7.Aabgeenay 8.Babar 9. Tareekh-o-Tamseel 10. Ghar aik Nagar 11.Faraz Aik Karz 12. Phool Rahi Sarsoon 13. Tasveer-e-Kainaat 14.Asaavari
Feroze Natique Khusro
Ghalib Irfan: Address: Saiban, R-263, Sector-8, North Karachi-7585 (Pakistan). Best couplet;
Hashim Nadeem Khan: He belongs to Balochistan and is drama writera novel writer. He also produced 27 Telefilms and 11 drama serials as a private producer. His novels include “Abdullah”, Bachpan Ka December and Khuda Aur Muhabbat. The novel Abdullah is available online.
Iftikhar (Hussain) Arif
Iftikhar (Hussain) Arif: He was b. March 21, 1943 at Lucknow (India) and and lived there till his migration to Pakistan in 1965. During this period he received his education at the Lucknow University where one of his teachers was Ehtisham Husain. He also studied at the Madressa-i-Nizamia, Farangi Mahal, and Government Jubilee College, Lucknow. He obtained an M.A. from the Lucknow University. He is a mainly romantic poet. His books included Mehr-i-Doneem, Harf-i-Baryab and Jahan-e-Maloom. Address: APT, C-401, Park Tower, Plot No e, F3/10, Islamabad, Pakistan. Best couplets:
Pak Iftikhar NaseemIftikhar Naseem Ifti (also Nasim). He was an Urdu poet from Pakistan, who lived in Chicago and died there. His collection of verses Narmaan (Hermaphrodite) is among the important books published in Urdu. His poetry in classical mould is no less enchanting. Iftikhar Naseem was a well-known international figure due to his work. He is the first openly gay poet of Urdu. ‘Mere Baba’ [My father] is an emotional verse about a gay man seeking answers for his alternative sexuality. The poem should be read in the context of Indian sub-continent where declaring one’s homosexuality is risky as it is in direct conflict with the culture and community.
Intizar Hussain: He is an eminent fiction writer. He was born on December 7, 1923 in Dibai, Bulandshahr India but migrated to Pakistan in 1947. He did his masters (M.A.) in Urdu and later on in English literature. He writes short stories and novels in Urdu, and also columns for newspapers in English. Intizar Hussain has developed a unique prose style and is known for his nostalgia for older places and phenomena. He has received many awards from Pakistan, India and the Middle East. The Seventh Door, Leaves are some of his books translated into English. He has translated from English to Urdu. His few prominent writings are “Hindustan Se Aakhri Khat” , “Agay Samander hai”, “Shehr-e-Afsos” & “Wo Jo Kho Gaye”.
Ishrat Afreen: She was born as Ishrat Jahan in Karachi in 1956, She married Syed Perwaiz Jafri, an Indian lawyer, in 1985 and migrated to India. Five years thereafter, the couple and their two children migrated to America. They now reside in Houston, Texas with their three children. Ishrat Afreen is currently the Principal Urdu Lecturer for The University of Texas. Afreen was honored with many prestigious awards including the Sajjad Zaheer Award in 1986. Ishrat Afreen is part of the feminist movement in Urdu Literature. Other women in the movement include Ada Jafri, Zohra Nigah, Fahmida Riaz, Kishwar Naheed and Parveen Shakir. Afreen has published two collections of poetry entitled Kunj Peeleh Poolon Ka (1985) and Dhoop Apne Hisse Ki (2005).
(Ishrat Afreen was interviewed by me when she visited Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. She happens to be the wife of my AMU friend Pervaiz Jafri, who is a nephew of Ali Sardar Jafri and had accompanied her. The interview can be seen in the poetry section of this web site. )
Jamiluddin Aali: Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan better known as Jamiluddin Aali was born January 20, 1926 in Delhi). He is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan. He is best known for the famous national song, Jeeway Jeeway Pakistan. In 1947, after the partition of India, his family migrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi. He joined the Civil Services of Pakistan in 1951. In 1971 he obtained an FEL and LLB from Karachi University. In 1966, he joined the National Bank, and served there till his retirement (1988) as senior executive vice president and member executive board. Aali hails from a literary family of Delhi. His grandfather, Nawab Allauddin Ahmed Khan, was a friend and student of Ghalib. His father Sir Ameeruddin Ahmed Khan was also a poet, and his mother Syeda Jamila Baigum belonged to the family of Mir Dard.
Kazim Jafri: (Real name: Muhammad Kazim) was born to Mr Muhammad Azam on June 8, 1977. Kazim is a prolific writer, journalist and poet based at Lahore, Pakistan. At present, Kazim is the – Magazine Editor of ‘Daily”Insaf” since February10, 2011. Earlier, he was incharge editions and monthly magazine of “Nai-Awaz” from February 23, 2009 – Feb 10, 2011. He has also been incharge of editions of “Daily”Nawa-i-waqt” from -July 18, 2007- Jan 30, 2009, Sub Editor with Daily “Khabrain” from September 23, 2006 – July 18, 2007. Kazim Jafri was earlier RJ and News Editor with “Radio FM 103″ from January 31, 2006 to Jan 31, 2007. He also hosted special transmissions, particularly interviews with famous personalities. He can be contacted on email: email@example.com.
Kishwar Naheed: Born in 1940 in Bulandshahr, India, Kishwar was a witness to the violence (including rape and abduction of women) associated with partition, and herself moved with her family to Pakistan in 1949. Kishwar had to fight to receive an education at a time when women did not go to school; she studied at home and obtained a high school diploma through correspondence courses, but went on to receive a masters degree in Economics from Punjab University, Lahore. Kishwar Naheed held administrative roles in various national institutions. She was Director General of Pakistan National Council of the Arts before her retirement. She also edited a prestigious literary magazine Mahe naw and founded an organisation Hawwa (Eve) whose goal is to help women without an independent income become financially independent through cottage industries and selling handicrafts. Kishwar has published six collections of poems between 1969 and 1990. She also writes for children and for the daily Jang, a national newspaper. Her poetry has been translated into English and Spanish and her famous poem We Sinful Women gave its title to a ground breaking anthology of contemporary Urdu feminist poetry translated and edited by Rukhsana Ahmad published in London by The Women’s Press in 1991. Awards: Adamjee Prize of Literature on Lab-e-goya (1969), UNESCO Prize for Children’s Literature on Dais Dais Ki Kahanian, Best Translation award of Columbia University, Mandela Prize (1997), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2000) (Muslim Saleem interviewed her for daily National Mail (English), when she visited Bhopal in 1987. She was glad to know that I am the son of Dr. Khalifa Saleem Wahid Saleem, who she said she knew very well.) See-Muslim Saleem’s interview with Kishwar Naheed when she visited Bhopal in the poetry section of this web site)
Mansha Yaad: He was born in a village Thatta Nustar near Farooqabad, District Sheikhupura, Pakistan on September 5, 1937. He passed his matriculation examination in 1955 and obtained Diploma in Civil Engineering from G.S.E Rasul in 1957 and joined government service. Even while in service, Mansha continued studies. He passed examinations of Fazil e Urdu in 1964, BA in 1965, M.A (Urdu) in 1967 and M.A (Punjabi) in 1972 from University of the Punjab as external student. He retired in 1997. His first short story appeared in 1955 & his first collection of stories was published in 1975. He has by now published 9 collections of short stories including one in Punjabi. A Novel in Punjabi Tanwan Tanwan Tara and many TV Serials & plays are also at his credit.
He is poet of good stead. Address: GALLI MAHMOOD HASHMI MOHALLAH GANGVI, Mianwali, Pakistan. Phone No. +92 300 6091778. Facebook http://facebook.com/mahmoodhashmi786 (Passed away in 2014)
Dr. Mohsin Maghiana
https://i1.wp.com/khojkhabarnews.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/dr_mohsin.jpgDr. Mohsin Maghiana: He was born on January 1, 1956 at Jhung, Pakistan. His real name is Niaz Ali Ahmad Khan Mighiana. He is a physician, writer, columnist and humorist. He is mostly recognized by his literary and humorous works. Along with Anokha Laadla he has written many other books and some of them are Bhambheeri, Chhair Khani, Deis in Wilayat, Mas’ala He Koi Nahin, Athkailian, Aneendray and Chinta.
Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar Pirzada Hanafi Al Qadri Manganavi. He is a young but highly talented ‘naat go’ Urdu poets. Nadeem also writes poems on religious issued. He was born in Faisalabad Pakistan on March, 10, 1986. His first book was Saot e Hassan (r.a) in 2008. and 2nd book Mamduh e Qur’an is coming soon. He spent a lot of time in Pakistan, but is now settled in Birmingham, UK. He belongs to a highly religious family. (Hazrat Pir Mohammad Karam Hussain R.A.) Astana Alia Mangani Sharief, Jhang Pakistan was his uncle. MOBILE UK 00447778801376 PAK 0092 303 6262 572 (Written by Muslim Saleem on May 2, 2012)
Muhammad Izhar ul Haq: He is a well-known columnist and poet in Pakistan. He has received Pride of Performance award (2008) for his literary services as well as two highest literary awards in the country. He has four books of poetry to his credit 1. Deevar e Aab (winner of Adamjee Award for Literature) 2. Ghadar 3. Parizad 4. Pani Pe Bichha Takht (winner of Allama Iqbal Award 2003). He has been a regular columnist in Daily Pakistan, Jang, Daily Jinnah and presently in Nawaiwaqt, and The Nation. Izhar has been a civil servant by profession, and has retired from the government of Pakistan.
Murtaza Birlas: He is one of the defining poets of modern Urdu Ghazal from Pakistan. His work has been published in respected journals and magazines of Urdu literature since the early 60s. He has published four compilations of Ghazal poetry. His style comprises strong expressions, with a whole hearted commitment to the technical accuracy that has always been required of Ghazal writers. His unique style of poetry has earned recognition from respected literary critics of Pakistan and India. His brother Mustafa Rahi was also a Ghazal pPoet. Murtaza Birlas published his late brother’s works in 1993. Murtaza Birlas is a retired civil servant. He resides in Lahore and is an active patron of literary activities. His published works are: 1. Girah-e-Neem Baaz 2. Tesha-e-Karb 3. Irtaash 4. Izteraar and 5 Chaudhveen Raat Mausam-e-Gul Kee.
Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi (also pronounced as or Yousufi): He is an outstanding Urdu satirical and humor writer from Pakistan. Yousufi has also served as the head of several national and international governmental and financial institutions. He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the highest literary honors by Government of Pakistan in 1999. He was born into a learned family of Tonk, Rajasthan on August 4, 1923. Yousufi did B.A. from Agra University while M.A. Philosophy and LL.B from Aligarh University. After partition of India his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. Books: 1. Chiragh talay, 2. Khakam-ba-dahan 3. Zarguzasht 4. Aab-i-gum
https://i0.wp.com/khojkhabarnews.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/mustansar-hussain1.jpgMustansar Hussain Tarar: Was born on March 1, 1939. He is a Pakistani author, actor, former Radio Show Host, compere and enthusiast. Having made a name for himself by taking the mantle in Pakistan’s mountaineering community, Mustansar Hussain is widely recognized as one of the most famous and well known personalities in both Pakistan and the rest of the world. Though the origin of his fame and decadence is usually considered to be his established and decorated career and as a writer, Tarar can also be recognized as the foremost endorser for tourism projects in northern areas of Pakistan, having exorbitantly increased the array of tourist exposure to the areas in question by becoming both a mountaineer and an adventure author who uses these locations as backdrops for his storylines. He is the author of more than 17 travelogs and many novels. His novel Raakh was nominated as one of the best in the history of sub-continent South-Asia. He is Currently writing Coolum In Daily Jinnah (Urdu Daily)
Real Name Muhammad Siddique, Takhalus Naaz and known as Naz Khialvi due to reason that he belongs to a village named as “Khiaali”. Khiaali is about 5 Km away from Tandlianwala which is tehsil of Distric Faisalabad. Tandlianwala is 60 miles aways from Faisalabad. Naaz Khialvi is doing Urdu and Punjaabi poetry since last 30 years (aprox). As he bolongs to a remote area, therefore he got less chances to come in lime light. His only source of income is a punjabi radio program “sandhal Dharti” which he is hosting since many years. The program is being broadcasted from Radio Faisalabad. Naaz sahib is of 55 years age (aprox) but he is still unmarried. His poetry has reached the level of “miraaaj” but the media is in control. “Tum Ik Gorakh Dhanda hoo” was just a routine poetry for Naaz shaib, but became special due to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Nusrat sahib belongs to Faisalabad and he had relations with radio people also. Somebody told him about Naaz sahib and he met Naaz sahib and requested personaly to write a qavaali for him. Naaz sahib did it for very little amount of money for Nusrat . How much revenue this qavali has earned? No body knows, it was a record breaking selling album. Same way Ata Ullah Niazi sung two cassettes comprising poetry of Naaz shaib. Both the cassettes were super hit. Naaz sahib asked Niazi that why he sung his poetry without his permission. In reply Niazi gave about 4000 rupees to Naaz sahib and he was more than happy. These incidents show that Naaz sahib is a financially depressed person, like Mirza Ghalib. He lives in a rented one room accommodation in Tandlianwala. It is just a room without any furniture or bath room etc. The room is full of books and u will find Naaz sahib always either reading something or writing something. Poetry is his wife, his reason for life and his every thing. I know Naaz Khiaalvi since my childhood. I belong to “Khiaali” and I was neighbour of Naaz Khiaalvi sahib. Later on we both shifted to Tandlianwala. The very very old poetry of Naaz sahib was also of the same standard. Now I am 36 year old. After passing so much years with Naaz shiab I am now of the opinion that Naaz will never come in lime light. Because he is a darwaish. He does not write for fame. Pakistani big poets will never let Naaz shaib to come in front. If somebody from international community wants to, he may be able to project his work. A couple of months back when i met Naaz sahib in Tandlianwala, he told me that somebody called him from UK and boradcasted his telephonic interview live on radio. It shows that now people are trying to discover him. They will fully discover him, may after his death.
Naseem Abbasiایبٹ آباد سے تعلق رکھنے والے سادہ منش انسان اور شاعر نسیم عباسی کے نام سے کم ہی لوگ واقف ہونگے مگر نسیم عباسی ایک عمدہ اور صحیح معنوں میں تازہ کار شاعر ہے۔ انکے تین شعری مجموعے “نیا آسمان”، “فی الحال” اور “فلک ہتھیلی پر” منظر عام پر آ چکے ہیں۔ انکی کتاب “فلک ہتھیلی پر” میں سے کچھ اشعار اور ایک غزل آپ کی نذر۔ آپ کی آراء کا انتظار ہے۔
ہم لوگ ہیں سلیٹ پہ لکھے ہوئے نسیم
مٹنا پڑے گا اگلے سوالات کے لیے
وزن گھٹ جاتا ہے چیزوں کا جہاں
اس بلندی پر مجھے تولا گیا
یہ اونچ نیچ نظر کا فریب ہے ورنہ
زمین بھی چاند کی مانند آسمان میں ہے
گزرنے والوں کے اپنے معاملے ہیں نسیم
میں کھڑکیوں سے سڑک پر نظر نہیں رکھتا
نہ ماپ اتنے تیقن سے ڈیل ڈول مرا
میں اپنے قد کے برابر ابھی نہیں آیا
غلام عین ضرورت کے وقت حاضر ہو
چراغ جیب میں رکھا گیا رگڑتے ہوئے
وہ جانتے ہیں یہ پتا کہاں ضروری ہے
جو بادشاہ کے بدلے غلام لے رہے ہیں
نسیم وقت کے یاجوج چاٹتے ہیں اسے
وہ دوستی ہے جو دیوارِ چین جیسی ہے
عجیب حادثہ ہوگا خلا نوردی کا
لبوں پہ لفظ تو ہوں گے صدا نہیں ہوگی
سب روشنیاں صبح کے امکاں کی طرح ہیں
ہر ماں کے خدوخال مری ماں کی طرح ہیں
بدل گئے ہیں ریاضی کے فارمولے بھی
ہم اپنے عہد کی گنتی کسے سکھائیں اب
۔۔۔۔۔ ۔۔۔۔۔ ۔۔۔۔۔ ۔۔۔۔۔ ۔۔۔۔۔
جس وقت اس نے بخت ہمارے بنائے تھے
میلی ہتھیلیوں پہ ستارے بنائے تھے
کچھ پنچھیوں نے گھونسلے پیڑوں کے جھنڈ میں
اونچی جگہوں پہ خوف کے مارے بنائے تھے
حسبِ مراد دستِ ہنر بولنے لگا
گونگے نے چند ایسے اشارے بنائے تھے
میں نے بس ایک نہر نکالی تھی ہاتھ سے
دریا نے آپ اپنے کنارے بنائے تھے
ہم نے حیا پہن کے محبت شعار کی
گڑیوں کے واسطے بھی غرارے بنائے تھے
دل میں نسیم حسن کی تکفیل کے لیے
آنکھوں نے کیسے کیسے ادارے بنائے تھے
(نسیم عباسی، ایبٹ آباد پاکستان)
Qamar Ali Abbasi: He is a journalist, broadcaster and writer. He was born In Amroha, India. At the age of nine he moved to Pakistan along with his parents. He got his early education in Murree Hills then he moved to Hyderabad, Sindh. He completed his higher education at the University of Sindh, receiving his B.A (Hons), M.A (Economics) and M.A (Urdu) from that institution. He currently resides with his wife in New York and is currently working as a journalist. He has written 18 children’s books and 28 travelogues. He has received many awards from different association and countries for his contributions to the Urdu literature. He received the prestigious All Pakistan Newspaper award for the best column in 1991 from Prime Minister of Pakistan and Tamaga-i-Imtiaz in 2000 from the President of Pakistan. His books inclue 1. Sehra Mai Sham (Travelogue of Maraco), 2. Turkey Mai Abbasi (Travelogue of Turkey) 3. Mauritius Mai Dhanak 4. Travelogue of Mauritius), 5. Qartaba Qartaba (Travelogue of Spain), 6. Dilli Door Hai (Travelogue of India) 7. Shonar Bangla (Travelogue of Bangla Desh)
Raees Warsi is an Urdu poet, writer, lyricist and TV Anchor from Pakistan. He has blended contemporary issues into classic rhyme. Where Urdu poetry was confined to the issues of love, romance and its tragedies till the early 20th century, Warsi and some other notable contemporary poetry have expanded Urdu poetry to the demands of modern realism while still maintaining the classic rhyme. He currently resides in the United States.
ramzi asimرمزی آثم کا تعلق نوجوان شعرا کے اس قبیلے سے ہے جو شعر اور اس کی مبادیات کو سمجھنے کی صلاحیت رکھتی ہے۔ رمزی آثم کا تعلق ملتان سے ہے. فکر معاش میں کراچی پہنچا اور وہیں کا ہو رہا۔خوبصورت لب ولہجے کا یہ نوجوان شاعر ہمہ وقت تفکر میں رہتا ہے اور روز مرہ کا ایسا استعمال کرتا ہے کہ داد دیے بنا بن نہیں پڑتا ۔ ’’کوئی تو خواب ہو‘‘ اسکا پہلا شعری مجموعہ منظر عام پر آیا اور اپنے اسلوب کی وجہ سے قارئین کی توجہ کا مستحق ٹھہرا۔ ہم رمزی آثم کو مبارک باد پیش اور دعا کرتے ہیں کہ وہ اپنے کام کو اسی توانائی کے ساتھ جاری رکھے ۔ انتخاب شعر و ادب کے سلسلے کا یہ دوسراشاعر ہے جس کا انتخاب آپ تک ہم پہنچا رہے ہیں ۔ امید کرتے ہیں کہ رمزی آثم کے چنیدہ اشعار آپ کے ذوق کی تسکین کریں گے۔عمومی طور پر دیکھا گیا ہے کہ اس سلسلے کو لوگ پسند تو کرتے ہیں مگر اپنی رائے کا اظہار نہیں کرتے ایسے تمام قارئین سے التماس ہے کہ تمام احباب اپنے رائے ضرور دیا کریں کیوں کہ آپ کی رائے ہمیں حوصلہ دیتی ہے۔ اگر آپ رائے نہیں دیں گے تو ہماری حوصلہ شکنی ہو گی اور ہم شاید اپنا مزید وقت ضائع کیے بنا اس سلسلے کو ختم دیں۔
میں خود سے بھاگ کے خود میں پناہ لیتا ہوں
عجیب حلقہء دارالامان ہے یہ بھی
ہاتھ اٹھتا نہیں دستک کے لئے
پاؤں دہلیز پہ جم جاتے ہیں
تماشا دیکھنے والے کہاں ہیں
کہاں ہیں سب کے سب احباب میرے
مری جگہ پہ کوئی اور ہو تو چیخ اٹھے
میں اپنے آپ سے اتنے سوال کرتا ہوں
یہاں کسی کو ہمارا ملال ہے کہ نہیں
یہ بات اپنی جگہ سوال ہے کہ نہیں
آئنہ عکس بدل دیتا ہے
یا بدل جاتی ہے صورت میری
میرے اندر ایک مجھ سا آدمی
مر رہا ہے اور فانی بھی نہیں
ایسے مت روٹھ کے جا شامِ فراق
دھیان رکھا ہے تمھارا میں نے
وہ اچانک کہیں نظر آیا
اتفاقاً دعا سلام ہوئی
میں نہ گر نیند سے باہر آتا
خواب آنکھوں پہ حکومت کرتے
یار اک مسئلہ ہے یہ دنیا
یار اک مسئلہ تو میں بھی ہوں
Pakistan ki kamsin tareen (youngest) Urdu shaira Sabila Inamsabila colour Siddiqui (qalmi nam bhi yahi hai) 22 FEB Karachi pakistan main tawallud huin . bachlor of commerce karnay k bad economics ka intakhab kiya or karachi unversity say ECONOMICS main Masters kiya, aj kal dars-o-tadrees ke shubay say wabista hain aur is ke sath sath WARSI INTERNATIONAL NAAT COUNCIL (ladies wing ) ki vice president bhi hain. bachpan say hi mutala, shairy,dress designing or home decoration ka shauq raha jo ab tak barqarar hay. EDHI FOUNDATION PAKISTAN ki child member bhi raheen. ye aik aiezazi membership thi jo sirf un child writers ko di gaie jinho nay Edhi foundation ke unwan pay achhi or umda tahreer likhi. jo ke Jang akhabr karachi say shaia bhi hoie. aksar Sabila ke likhie gaie kahaniya akhbarat main bachchon ke safhat ki zeenat banti raheen . aapke kahndan main koie shair nahi albatta walid sahab ko shr -o-shairy say khasa shaghaf raha hay. khandan ke zyada tar afrad dars-o-tadress ke shubay say wabasta hain. baqaieda sanjida tor pay shairy ka aaghaz 06 june 2012 k bad say kiya, kiyu ye wo din tha jab “UMER ACADEMY ” ke sarbarah muhtaram wasim umer sahab nay “bazmay natiq” badayuni ki aik shiary nashisth main baqaieda mutarif karwaya, aur us ke bad say lay kar ye silsila abhi tak jari hay. 8 June 2013 ko pahla ALMI MUHSHAIRA parha aur tamam mulki or bain-ul-iqwami senior shuara say dad hasil ki.
Saghar Siddiqui real name Muhammad Akhtar. (Born 1928 in Ambala. Died July 19, 1974 at Lahore). Siddiqui started poetry at very young age of 16, he would regularly attend mushairas. At aged 19, he migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and settled in Lahore. He continued to write poetry for the film industry and moved on to publish a literary magazine. The magazine was a critical success but a commercial flop. Disappointed, Saghar shut down the magazine. In his later life, he fell into depression, financially ruined and addicted to drugs. On 19 July 1974, he was found dead on a roadside in Lahore at the age of 46. He was buried at the Miani Sahib graveyard.
Saud Usmani: He is a well-known poet of Pakistan. His two books of poetry have been published. He belongs to the well educated and well reputed Usmani family migrated from Deoband, Saharanpur, India. Saud Usmani has done MBA from the University of Punjab and running his own business of book selling and publishing. He, with the partnership of his brothers, is running a publishing house namely Idara Islamiat, Anar Kali, Lahore, which has branches in Karachi and Lahore. His first book of poetry Qaus was given the best book of the year Award by the Government of Pakistan in 1997. And next book “Baarish was awarded the best poetry of 2007. The big figures of Urdu like late Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi and Amjad Islam Amjad have acknowledged his poetry. His uncle Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, who himself is a good poet, has praised his poetry and liked that.
Shafiqzada: Shafiqzada S. Ahmad has taken the world of Urdu satire by storm with his maiden book “HumTamasha.” Shafiqzada is highly qualified and well versed in various forms of literature. He is an engineer based in Dubai at present. Yet he has taken time off to write such a good book of satirical articles, essays and features. He is indeed a new whiff of air in Urdu literature. He can be contacted atHumTamasha@gmail.com. Also see facebook.com/HumTamasha and http://www.humtamasha.com. (see also Urdu poets and writers of world on poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.com. Date of Birth—-June16 1967, Place of Birth ——Karachi Pakistan, Date/year of obtaining degree(s)—BSc(1994), Masters in HRM( 2000), Address—PO BOX 29967 Dubai–UAE, Mobile No—0097150 909 4392. Name of spouse and children—Mrs Naz Ahmed, Danoo(son), Faiz(son), Afnanoo(son)
Shabab Keranvi was born in 1925 at Kerana, district Muzaffar Garh, Utter Pardesh. His given name was Hafiz Nazeer Ahmad. The title of Hafiz was added to his name in adolescence when he accomplished the remarkable feat of memorising the Quran. The religious scholar reinvented himself in his youthful prime as a poet and a writer and devoted himself to the decidedly secular profession of filmmaking. As a lyricist, screenwriter, producer and director, he made one of the most remarkable contributions to the history of Pakistani cinema. With his long time associate A. Hameed, Keranvi founded a production company in 1958, which eventually morphed into Shabab Studios in the 60s. Keranvi directed the studio’s first blockbuster, Insaniyat, which was followed by a string of hits that made Shabab Studios one of the most successful production houses of the 60s and 70s. These films reinforced patriarchal notion of a woman’s place in the society. This classic Keranvi terrain is best illustrated by two of Shabab Studio’s biggest hits, Daman Aur Chingari and Nauker. Other famous films produced by him are Shama-E-Mohabbat (1969), Kochwan (1968), Laadli (1963) and Tees Maar Khan (1963). Shabab Keranvi died in Lahore on November 5, 1982 at the age of 56.
Shamim Manzar: His forefathers belonged to Patna in India. His family tree goes to Hazrat Syed Ibrahim Malick Rahmatullah Alaihe of Bihar Shareef. He was born 25th of December 1955 in Karach. Shamim’s brother Akbar Azam Manzar is also an Urdu activist and is striving to get Urdu the status of a UN language. He is also related to Prof. Dr. Mukhtaruddin Ahmad Arzoo. He acquired his education in Pakistan and Germany. Presently, he is head of the German language department at the Goethe Institute in Karachi and also incharge of its culture-section. He writes in Urdu, German and English. He is well-known in India as well. He is author of two books (short stories Tanhai Ka Aik Din, published in the year 2003 and a novel Zawal Se Pehley, (2008). There are four TV-Plays on Partition Stories, which have been telecast in Pakistan and Bharat. Script, Screen Play and Dialogue of such stories are written by him. Address: House: A-81. Block-18. Samanabad, Federal “B” Area, Karachi – 75950 (Pakistan) . Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone Res: (021) / 36 341 808, (009221) / 36 341 808. Mobile/Cell: (0300) / 22 52 376, (0092300) / 22 52 376.
Great novel “Zawal se pehle” by Shamim Manzar
Shamim Manzar is a great writer even though he has written only one novel and published a collection of his short-stories titled “Tanhai ka ek din”. Writing less is no demerit if the material is of super quality since it comes after a lot of hard work and brooding. Shamim Manzar is a highly qualified writer, who has mastery over several languages including German. His knowledge of religion, culture, history, geography, philosophy, psychology, linguistics etc is quite vast. He has command over writing and weaving the tales. And all these qualities are vividly discernable in this novel, which is a must read. The 192-page novel can be obtained from Welcome Book Port, Urdu Bazar, Karachi (Pakistan). Following is the Urdu critical review of his novel written by Muslim Saleem on November 6, 2010. (See article on the front page of khojkhabarnews.com or in the poetry section)
صدیف گیلانی کا اصل نام محمد ذوالقرنین گیلانی ہے۔ماہنانہ اخبار ،گشت، کوٹ ادو۔،پاکستان م کے ا ایڈیٹر ہےں۔ماہنانہ اخبار ،گشت، کوٹ ادو۔،پاکستان م کے ا ایڈیٹر ہےں۔صدف نامہ کے عنوان سے پاکستان کے اخبارات مےں کالم لکھتے ہےں۔ والد کا نام سید ماجد حسین گیلانی ہے۔جو زمیندار اور سیاست داں ہیں۔ ضلع ڈیرہ غازی خان کی تحصیل تونسہ شریف کے گاو¿ں سنجر سیدان میں ۴۹۹۱۔۲۱۔۶۱ کو پیدا ہوئے۔ پرا ئمری تعلیم سنجر سیدان میں حاصل کی۔اچھی تعلیم کیلے کوٹ ادو ضلع مظفر گڈھ ملتان آ گئے۔جہاں پہ مٹرک لوح و قلم سے کی۔ایف اے کی تعلیم علی کیڈٹ کالج سے حاصل کی۔گورئمنٹ ڈگری کالج میں ۔عربی اور اسلامیات کے ساتھ بی اے کر رہے ہےں
سید انور جاوید ہاشمی ولد سید عبداللہ سالک ا لہا شمی علیگ۲۸Anwar Javed Hashmi فروری ۱۹۵۳ کراچی میں پیداہوے کراچی یونی ورسٹی سے 1974ئ میں گریجویشن اردو اختیاری مضمون کے ساتھ کیا۔1970 کی دہائی سے بچوں کا ادب،ادبی روداد،انٹرویوز،کہانی، فکشن کے تراجمتحقیقی کاموں میں مشغول و مصروف ہیں۔۔۔نئے بت پرانے پجاری خودنوشت 1985،مشاہدہ حق تحقیق سائنس و مذاہب عالم کا موازنہ؛1988،تکلف برطرف نثر میں تنقیدی مضامین،انتظار کے پودے ستمبر1989 شعری مجموعہ زیر ترتیب کتابت شدہ،کمپوز کیا گیا کام،کاغذ کا رزق مضامین تنقیدی مطالعے،تبصرے؛ کراچی نامہ منظوم تاریخ شہر؛سخن زار جاپانی شاعری کا مطالعہ تحقیق؛ اعتبار کی شبنم غزلوں کا مجموعہرت جگے میں کہی ہوئی نظمیں؛ پتوں پر لکھی گئی نظمیں؛تراجم افسانے کہانیاں۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔فلیٹ نمبر بی 301 سیکٹر7ڈی1 نارتھ کراچی ،کراچی 75850 پاکستان فون 03420432488
************************************************************Tahir Naqvi: Writes short stories. Address: PO Box No 11109, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, H.P.O., Karachi-75300 (Pakistan).
Syed Qamar Haidar Qamar
Syed Qamar Haidar QamarLives in Bahrain
Umaira Ahmed /Umera Ahmed
https://i2.wp.com/khojkhabarnews.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/umaira-ahmad.bmpUmaira Ahmed /Umera Ahmed: She is a fiction writer and was born on December 10, 1976 in Sialkot, Pakistan) and resides. She is best known for authoring the book Peer-e-Kamil and the TV serial Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan. Umaira Ahmed was an English language lecturer at Army Public College Sialkot. She taught for quite some years but quit teaching a few years ago in order to give full attention to her novels. She has authored 16 books comprising novels, compilations of short stories, and plays. Her novels explore societal problems particularly the role of women in the society. Her novels mostly contain South Asian cultural issues (primarily focusing on Pakistani societal issues). Details on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umaira_Ahmed and urduadab4u.blogspot.com)
Afsana negar/columnist. Belongs to at Nankana Sahib, Pakistan Currently living in Lahore, Joint secretary Pakistan fedural union of columnist.. Working in ARY News. Father: sheikh altaf hussain Mother: zahida perveen Date of birh: 3/3/1989 BS for years in Mass communication ( media). Mob; 923324143109.
Dr. Waheed Ahmed
Dr. Waheed Ahmed: He is a poet and novellist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He specialises in Nazm and has two books of poetry to his credit: Shaffafian, and Ham aag churate hein. Waheed has also written a novel, Zeno. Waheed Ahmed was born in Lyallpur now Faisalabad in 1959. He is a medical doctor by qualification. Waheed Ahmed’s Urdu novel “Zeno” has been translated into Swedish by the title “Zino” by a Swedish translator Nina Costelo and is available in many libraries of Sweden and Scandinavian countries.
Zohra Nigah (also spelled as Zehra Nigah), is a poetesss from Pakistan. She has bagged various awards in recognition to her works. She is the sister of Fatima Suraiya Bajia, Anwar Maqsood and Zubaida Tariq (cooking expert). She was mostly active in mushairas in e in the 1950s. She has published two books of verse titled Shaam ka Pehla Tara and Waraq. She has also been awarded the Pride of Performance for her contribution to literature. Zehra Nigah writes both the ghazal and the nazm with the same involvement. The spontaneous use of everyday phrases and the colloquial idiom complement her direct and narrative style of writing, giving it a popular appeal that becomes even more pronounced in oral rendition. She has dealt with personal, social and gender themes very effectively in this manner.
Zia Shahzad is an accomplished Urdu poet with equal command over both nazm and ghazal. He is Commerce Reporter at Daily Imroze, Karachi. Zia Shahid Shahid was born on March 24, 1942 at a village in Harayana (Then Undivided Punjab state of British India). After partition he migrated to Pakistan and settled at Karachi. He studied at Jamia Millia, Delhi. In Karachi he was also the president of Qalandarabad Union of Journalists and Press Club. He lives at Karachi Lines, Sindh, Pakistan. Specimen of poetry;;;;;;
Ada Jafri (22 August 1924 – 12 March 2015), was a poet and an author. She was considered a prominent figure in contemporary Urdu literature. Ada Jafri had received awards from Pakistan Writers’ Guild, the Government of Pakistan and literary societies of North America and Europe in recognition of her efforts. Ada Jafarey was born on 22 August 1924, in Badayun, U.P. Her birth name was Aziz Jahan. Ada Jafarey died in the evening of 12 March 2015 in a hospital in Karachi where she was being treated, at the age of 90.
اجالا دے چراغ رہ گزر آساں نہیں ہوتا
ہمیشہ ہو ستارا ہم سفر آساں نہیں ہوتا
جو آنکھوں اوٹ ہے چہرہ اسی کو دیکھ کر جینا
یہ سوچا تھا کہ آساں ہے مگر آساں نہیں ہوتا
بڑے تاباں بڑے روشن ستارے ٹوٹ جاتے ہیں
سحر کی راہ تکنا تا سحر آساں نہیں ہوتا
اندھیری کاسنی راتیں یہیں سے ہو کے گزریں گی
جلا رکھنا کوئی داغ جگر آساں نہیں ہوتا
کسی درد آشنا لمحے کے نقش پا سجا لینا
اکیلے گھر کو کہنا اپنا گھر آساں نہیں ہوتا
جو ٹپکے کاسۂ دل میں تو عالم ہی بدل جائے
وہ اک آنسو مگر اے چشم تر آساں نہیں ہوتا
گماں تو کیا یقیں بھی وسوسوں کی زد میں ہوتا ہے
سمجھنا سنگ در کو سنگ در آساں نہیں ہوتا
نہ بہلاوا نہ سمجھوتا جدائی سی جدائی ہے
اداؔ سوچو تو خوشبو کا سفر آساں نہیں ہوتا
Khalifa Abdul HakimDr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim was a philosopher, art critic, writer and poet par excellence. He was born on June13, 1896 at Lahore and died at the same place on January 31, 1959. He penned hundreds of books in Urdu, English and Persian and translated many an epic from Persian. He also translated Gita in Urdu in poetic form, which has been published by Haryana Urdu Academy. He last posting was Director of Education, Pakistan. His book Fikr-e-Iqbal is taught in higher Urdu classes. Though a number of books have been published but here is a list of book found on openlibrary.org (http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL754A/Khalifa_Abdul_Hakim)
Islamic ideology ( Islamic ideology: the fundamental beliefs and principles of Islam and their application to practical life. 5 editions – first published in 1953) 2. Islam and communism (3 editions – first published in 1953) 3. Fikr-e Iqbāl (3 editions – first published in 1956), 4. Kalām-e-Ḥakīm (Poetry – 2 editions – first published in 1973) 5. Dāstān-i dānish ( 2 editions – first published in 1943), 6. The metaphysics of Rumi. 6. ( The metaphysics of Rumi: a critical and historical sketch.- 2 editions – first published in 1933) 7. Afkār-i Ghālib ( 2 editions – first published in 1973). 8. Maqālāt-i Ḥakīm (2 editions – first published in 1969) 9. Fundamental human rights (2 editions – first published in 1955) 10. Tashbīhāt-i Rūmī (2 editions – first published in 1990) 11. Tashbihat-i Rumi (1 edition – first published in 1959) 12. Fikr-e-Iqbal (1 edition – first published in 1961) 13. The Prophet and his message (1 edition – first published in 1972) 14. Iqbāl aur Mullā (1 edition – first published in 1960), 15. Talkhīṣ-i khutbāt-i Iqbāl 1 edition – first published in 1988), 16. Ḥikmat-e-Rūmī (1 edition – first published in 1955) 17. Afkar-e-Ghalib (1963) 18. The metaphysics of Rumi (a critical and historical sketch-1945).
The thoughts of Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim are a leading light for the sane Muslims who decry terrorism and regard Islam as a religion of love. Other books of Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakeem has been published by the Institute of Islamic Culture, 2 Club Road, Lahore, Pakistan. Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim was also the Founder Director, Institute of Islamic Culture, Lahore (1949-1959).
Abdul Hameed Adam
Abdul Hameed Adam: He was born on April 10, 1910. Most of the researchers think that he was born in Talwandi Musa Khan in district Gujranwala. However, in one of his own articles published in the ghazal number of Fanoon from Lahore, he writes that: since my father was living in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) in April 1910, my arrival took place there. He was so adept in writing poetry that he could complete a ghazal in a few minutes. The last three works were published following his death. His philosophy is of being patient and content in life and not make difficult for others by being greedy. The suffering and sorrows of the have-nots are expressed very efficiently and in a personal manner.
Ahmad Faraz (1933-2008) His real name is Syed Ahmad Shah. He was considered one of the greatest modern Urdu poets of the last century. Ahmed Faraz died in Islamabad on August 25, 2008. Ahmed Faraz, who has been compared with Faiz Ahmed Faiz, holds a unique position as one of the best poets of current times, with a fine but simple style of writing. Even common people can easily understand. Ethnically a Hindko speaking Pashtoon, Ahmed Faraz studied Persian and Urdu at the Peshawar University. He later became lecturer at the Peshawar University. Coming from a respectable family of Syeds, descendents of ”Haji Bahadar” a famous saint of Kohat, he moved to Peshawar with entire family. Studied in famous Edwards College, Peshawar and then did his Masters in Urdu and Persian from Peshawar University.
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi: (November 20, 1916 – July 10, 2006) was a poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. With some 50 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art to his credit, Qasmi was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry stood out among his contemporaries’ work for its unflinching humanism, and Qasmi’s Urdu afsana (short story) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its masterful depiction of rural culture. He also published and edited the prestigious literary journal Funoon for almost half a century, grooming generations of new writers.
Akhtar Sheerani (See entry in “urdu poets and writers of India)
Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal
Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877 Sialkot – April 21, 1938 Lahore) is the greatest Urdu poet and his Persian kalam is also of very high quality. He is commonly referred to as Allama Iqbal. His ancestors were Sapru Kashmiri Brahmins. Iqbal’s poetry is interspersed with religious fervour. With his forceful verses, coupled with vast knowledge of history, Iqbal tried his best to revive religious ethos among Muslims urging them to resort the past glory. He was highly qualified and had studied in England and Germany. Iqbal also delivered a series of famous lectures he delivered to this effect, which were published as The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. In his professional life, Iqbal established a law practice, but concentrated primarily on writing scholarly works on politics, economics, history, philosophy and religion. He is best known for his poetic works, including Asrar-e-Khudi—which brought a knighthood— Rumuz-e-Bekhudi, Baal-e-Jibreel and the Bang-e-Dara, with its enduring patriotic song Tarana-e-Hind. He commands great respect both in Pakistan and India. In Afghanistan and Iran, where he is known as Iqbāl-e Lāhor, he is highly regarded for his Persian works. Iqbal’s poem Shikwa had generated a lot of heat among Muslims against him but he later wrote ‘Jawab-e-Shikwa’ and won back his popularity.
Dr. Anis Nagi
Dr. Anis Nagi: He was a Pakistani poet, novelist and critic. He died of heart attack on October 7,2010 in Lahore. He had retired from government service and was living in Lahore, his birthplace. He had written many novels. It would be interesting to mention that his novels were composed by himself. He spent time on his computer composing his novels. He had written three novels including Zawal, Deewar ke Peechhe and Mushaira.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz: ‘Mataa-e-lauh-o-qalam chhin gayee to kya gham hai…..ke khoon-e-dil mein bhigoleen hain ungliayaan main ne’. Faiz was born 1911, died 1984. He was one of the most famous modern Urdu poets. He also wrote in Punjabi. He was born in Sialkot. Faiz was a member of the Anjuman Taraqqi Pasand Mussanafin-e-Hind (Progressive Writers’ Movement), and an avowed Marxist. In 1962 he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union. Faiz was associated with the Communist Party of Pakistan. He was also involved in the circle lending support to military personnel (e.g. Major General Akbar Khan. This involvement with CP and Major General Akbar Khan’s coup plan led to his imprisonment later. Faiz was charged with complicity in a failed coup attempt known as the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case and was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in 1951. The jail term gave him a first-hand experience of the harsh realities of life, and provided him with the much-needed solitude to think and write poetry. Two of his greatest works Dast-e-Saba and Zindan-Nama were products of this period of imprisonment. Before his death in 1984 he was also nominated for the Nobel Prize
Ashfaq Ahmed: (August 22, 1925 – September 7, 2004) was a distinguished writer, playwright, broadcaster, intellectual and spiritualist from Pakistan. He was regarded by many as the best Urdu Afsana (short-story) writer after Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai and Krishan Chander following the publication of his famous short-story “Gadarya”] in 1955. He was the husband of famous writer Bano Qudsiya.
Hafeez Jullundhri: He was born on January14, 1900 in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India and died on December 21, 1982 (aged 82). In later days, he had assumed the epithet Abul Asar, which he used to write before his name. He is the only poet who wrote National Songs for India, Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. According to Jagannath Azad (as told by Amin Banjara) , Hafeez had written the first national song of India, which was aired on August 15, 1947. It was replaced by the present national song. This poem is not available now. The present day Pakistani national song is also written by Hafeez Jullundhri. A patriotic poetic song Watan hamara Kashmir’ is considered to be the official regional ztate anthem or state song for Azad Jammu and Kashmir. However, Hafeez Jullandhri is most famous for Shahnama-e-Islam, which is a record of the glorious history of Islam in verse. Hafeez Jullandhuri actively participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to propagate for the cause of Pakistan. Hafeez Jullandhuri served as Director General of morals in Pakistan Armed Forces, and very prominent position as adviser to the President, Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan and also Director of Writer’s Guild. In 1922 – 1929 he remained the editor of a few monthly magazines namely, Nonehal, Hazar Dastaan, Tehzeeb-e-Niswan, Makhzan. His first collection of poems Naghma-e-Zar was published in 1935. After the World War II, he worked as the director of the Song Publicity Department. During this same time he wrote songs that were much liked by the public. For his literary and patriotic services he was awarded with the most prestigious awards of Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance.
Hanif Akhgar Malihabadi
Hanif Akhgar Malihabadi: He was the last symbol of the Jigar Muradabadi school of Urdu ghazal, and the flag bearer of Urdu ghazal in North America. He died on 31st of May, 2009 at his residence in Dallas, Texas, USA. Syed Muhammad Hanif Akhgar Malihabadi was born on September 3rd, 1928, in the family of Qazi Syed Muhammad Shareef ‘Asar Kasmandvi’ and Mohtarma Raziun-Nisa Begum in the town of Malihabad, close to Lucknow in undivided India. He completed his primary education in Malihabad and finished his “Munshi-Fazil” from Sulaimania College in Bhopal. On 29th December, 1950, his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. Hanif Akhgar completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi. He also completed his Diploma in Industrial Financing from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He joined the United Nations (UN) as International Civil Servant (I.C.S.) in 1971 and served in different parts of world and retired on May 2nd, 1989 as Division Chief of the United Nations Capital Development Fund Division for Asia Pacific, Latin America and Arab States and settled down in New York with his family. He was also a permanent representative of World Assembly of small and medium Enterprises (WASME) in United Nations at New York. Urdu poetry was his passion and his first collection of Ghazal “Chiragaan” was published in 1989. In 1997, his second collection “Khayaabaan” was published. His last book came as collection of “Naat”, as Khalq-eMujassam in 2003. He also completed his Autobiography, Aetraaf-wa-Inkashaf. He attended Almi Urdu Conference at New Delhi and received Khawaja Meer Dard Award. Since 1975, when the Aligarh Alumni Association of Washington DC started organizing Mushaira in the DC area, he has been a regular participant of the annual Mushaira of Aligarh Alumni Association of Washington DC. On several occasions he chaired Qaid-e-Azam Mushaira of Karachi, Pakistan and other major mushaira in and outside of North America. Aligarh Alumni Associations of Arizona, Northern California, Houston, and San Antonio invited him for their annual Mushaira on several occasions. He also started “Halqa-e-Adab” in New York area and organized several literary events and Mushaira. Best couplet
Jo hai Taazgi meri zaat mein, wahi zikr-o-fikr chaman mein hai
Ke wajood mera kaheen bhi ho, meri rooh mere watan mein hai
Hijab Imtiaz Ali
Hijab Imtiaz Ali: The younger daughter of Nawab Sir Mohammad Ismail and a niece of Nawab Zain Yar Jang, Hijab started publishing short stories from early age and later began penning novels. Her plays were broadcast on radio. She married Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj, the author of the famous drama Anarkali. She also qualified as the first licensed pilot of the British empire in India. Hijab Imtiaz Ali was awarded the “Tamgha-i-Imtiaz” by the Government of Pakistan for her services to literature. She was the founder of the literary circle, She died of a heart attack in Lahore on Thursday, March 18, 1999 at the age of 96. Hijab Imtiaz Ali was awarded the “Tamgha-i-Imtiaz” by the Government of Pakistan for her services to literature. She was the founder of the literary circle “Man-o-Salva,” which remained active until late 1997 when she suffered a mild stroke. She wrote her last short story in 1997. Many of her works have been translated into English, Japanese, and other languages. Her last novel, Pagal-Khana, in which she grapples with the realities of a world riddled with nuclear weapons, was the recipient of the Adamji Prize for literature.
Ihsan Danish also spelt as Ehsan Danish or Ahsan Danish; (1914 – 1982) He was a prominent Urdu poet from Pakistan. His life marked the struggle of person who didn’t have more than a primary level of education, who worked as ordinary laborer for years in odd jobs, and finally became a poet of excellence. His autobiography Jahan-i-Danish is a classic now and has motivated many. Ehsan Danish has written more than 80 books and hundreds of articles on poetry, prose, linguistics, philology, autobiography and the famous interpretation of “Diwan-e-Ghalib”. Only 5 per cent of his works are published till now and the remaining books are still left unpublished either in the manuscript form or published only once.
IQBAL KAUSAR 04-04-1934 TO 28-01-2013. A POET OF KALAGUJRAN JHELUM AUTHOR OF POETRY BOOK (MERE RAST E MERE HAFSAFAR)
” آج اردو کی فکشن نگار خدیجہ مستور کا یوم وفات ہے”:::
*** تحریر:احمد سہیل ***
خدیجہ مستور اردو فکشن کا ایک ایسا نام ہے۔جو اردو فکشن کو ایک ایسا مزاج دے گیا جس میں متانت، فکری گہرائی، اور معاشرت کا ایسا افقی اور عمودی ثقافت کا اس حرکیاتی اور سکونیاتی ماجرات پوشیدہ ہیں۔ جس میں فرد معصوم بھی ھے، کمینہ اور لالچی بھی ھے۔ ان کی کہانیوں میں خاندانی بکھراؤ کے سانحات، نقل مکانی کے بعد پاکستان میں تبدیل ہوتے ہوئے المناک واقعات، حقائق اور کربوں کی ازیت ناک داستانیں بھی ہیں۔ اگر مجھے سے کوئی یہ پوچھے کہ کا اردو کی پہلی بڑی تین بڑی ناولوں کا نام بتاو تو میرا جواب ہوگا: خدیجہ مستور کا ناول ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔
خدیجہ مستور کے انتقال کے بعد احمد ندیم قاسمی صاحب نے شکاگو میں مقیم شاعر افتخار نسیم ( افتی) سے میرا پتہ لے کر مجھے خدیجہ مستور پر مختلف تناظر میں مضمون لکھنے کو کہا۔ میں ان دنوں امریکہ میں پڑھ رہا تھا۔ میں نے ان سے ایک ماہ کی مہلت لے کر ” “آنگن” کے عمرانیاتی شعور ” پر ا یہ مضمون لکھ دیا۔ جو ان کے ادبی جریدے میں شائع ہوا۔ “آنگن” میں تقسیم ہند کے بعد پاکستانی معاشرے کی ایک سچی اور ازیت ناک روداد ہے۔ اس کے تمام کردار، عالیہ، جمیل بھائی، چھمی، تہیمنہ باجی، صفدر بھائی، بڑے چچا، مظہر چچا، اسرار میاں اورکسم دیدی ھم کو اپنے ھی کنبے کے افراد لگتے ہیں جو ہندوستاں سے ایک تہذیب لے کر اپنے ساتھ لائے تھے
اردو کی خواتین افسانہ نگاروں میں خدیجہ مستور کا نام بے حد اہمیت کا حامل ہے۔ ان کے ناولوں اور افسانوں کی مجموعوں کی تعداد سات ہے۔ مگر ان کا ناول ’ آنگن ایک ایسا ناول ثابت ہوا کہجو ہمیشہ اردو ادب میں زندہ رہے گا بلکہ اس کے خالق کی حیثیت سے خدیجہ مستور کا نام بھی اردو ادب میں زندہ رہے گا۔
خدیجہ مستور 11 دسمبر 1927 کو بلسہ بریلی میں یوسف زئی خاندان میں پیدا ہوئی، متوسط خاندان میں ہوئی ۔ انہوں نے ابتدائی اور اعلیٰ تعلیم لکھنو سے حاصل کی تھی۔ کچھ عرصہ ان کا قیام بمبئی میں بھی رہا بھر تقسیم ملک کے بعد ان کا خاندان لاہور نقل مکانی کرگیا۔
انہوں نے کم عمری میں ہی کہانیاں لکھنی شروع کر دی تھی ۔ خدیجہ مستور نے افسانہ نگاری کا آغاز 1942میں کیا ۔ آپ کا پہلا افسانہ ”ضیاء“ تھا۔ آپ کے مختلف افسانے اس دور کے مشہور رسائل ” خیال“،”عالمگیر“ اور ”ساقی“ میں شائع ہوتے تھے۔ ۔خدیجہ مستور ان کے جذباتی اور عمرانی مسائل کی تصویر کشی ان ادوار کے عظیم ناولوں میں کی گئی۔ تقسیم ہند نے بھی لا محالہ افسانوی ادب کا ایک بڑا Corpus تیار کیا۔ جس میں کچھ جذباتی اور وقتی اہمیت کا سامان تھا۔ لیکن چند ناول اور افسانے ادب میں اپنی جگہ بنالے گئے۔اور ممبئی میں قیام کے دوران ان کے فن کو بہت جلا حاصل ہوئی۔ لیکن ان کی اصل تخلیقات لاہور کے قیام کی دین ہیں۔ خدیجہ مستور اور ان کی افسانہ نگار بہن حاجرہ مسرور کو احمد ندیم قاسمی جیسی شخصیت کی سرپرستی حاصل ہوئی۔ وہ ادبی جریدے ” نقوش” کی مدیر بھی رہی۔احمد ندیم قاسمی نے ان کی مدد کی۔۱۹۵۰ء میں خدیجہ کی شادی مشہور افسانہ نگار احمد ندیم قاسمی کے بھانجے ظہیر بابر سے ہوئی جو صحافت کے پیشے سے منسلک تھے۔ اس کے بعد تو وہ مسلسل لکھتی رہیں اور ان کی کہانیاں بھارت اور پاکستان کے مقتدر ادبی رسائل میں شائع ہوئیں۔ انہوں نے بہت جلد نمایاں ادبی مقام حاصل کر لیا۔ ان کا افسانہ” محافظ الملک“ بے حد مشہور ہوا جو ایک خاص دور کی عکاسی کرتا ہے۔ ان کے مشہور افسانوں میں ’ تلاش گمشدہ ، درد ، کھیل ، بوچھار ، چند روز ‘ کو بھی قدر کی نگاہ سے دیکھا گیا۔ ،ان کے مشہور افسانوں میں ”کھیل ، بوچھاڑ ، چندر وز اور ، تھکے ہارے اور ٹھنڈا میٹھاپانی “ کے نام شائع شامل ہیں جبکہ ان کے دوناول ”آنگن اور زمین “ کے نام سے اشاعت پذیر ہوئے، ان کا آخری افسانہ “بھروسا” بھی اسی موضوع پر ہے۔
خدیجہ مستورنے لندن میں سن انیس سو بیاسی میں چھبیس جولائی کی درمیانی شب دار فانی کو خیرباد کہہ دیا تھا ۔ان کا جسد خاکی لاہور لاکر قبرستان گورومانگٹ (کبوتر پورہ ) میں پیوند زمین ھوئیں۔ ۔۔۔۔۔
Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj: (See ‘Drama world of India”. http://khojkhabarnews.com/wp/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=3967&message=1
Josh Malihabadi: He is a poet known for using chaste language in his poetry. Josh is reputed to have had a masterful command over Urdu and was quite strict about respecting the grammar and rules of the language. However, he became more famous due to his autobiography is titled Yaadon ki Baarat and modern marsiyas. Joshi Malihabad was born Shabbir Hasan Khan on December 5, 1894 at in Malihabad and died on February 22, 1982 in Islamabad. He emigrated to Pakistan in 1958. The first collection of his poetry was published in 1921. The collection of his poetry include Shola-o-Shabnam, Junoon-o-Hikmat, Fikr-o-Nishaat, Sunbal-o-Salaasal, Harf-o-Hikaayat, Sarod-o-Kharosh & “Irfaniyat E Josh”. (A lot of material on Joshi is available on internet.)
Mustafa Rahi: (1931-1986) was a poet of classical and neo classical Urdu Ghazal from Pakistan. He remained out of the limelight all his life. A selection of his works was published in 1993 by Murtaza Birlas. Mustafa Rahi edited and compiled several books related to his mentor – Jigar Moradabadi. His style comprises strong emotional expressions, with a wholehearted commitment to the elegance of ghazal. His style of poetry has earned recognition from his peers. His published works are: 1. Ehed Aafreen: Ghazal 2. Jigar Namay (Letters of Jigar) 3. Bayaad-e-Jigar (A compilation of remarks about Jigar), 4. Baqol-e-Jigar (Quotations from Jigar), 5. Jigar Hamaree Nazr Main (Critical reviews about Jigar) and 7. Namay Jo Mere Naam Aye (Compilation of letters to Nazir Siddiqui)
Naseem Hijazi or Nasim Hijazi) (1914- March 1996) He wrote novels dealing laced with Islamic history as well as romantic novels. He was born at Wazirabad an Arain family and migrated to Pakistan. There are only two writers prior to Hijazi who wrote history novels in Urdu: Abdul Haleem Sharar and Sadiq Sardhunwi, but Hijazi’s writing is most credible in terms of historic description and accuracy. His books include Khaak aur Khoon, Yousuf bin Tashfin, Akhari Chattan (2 Volumes), Aakhari Ma’raka, Andheri Raat Ke Musafir, Aur Talwar Toot Gai (two Volumes-), • Daastaan-e-Mujahid, Gumshuda Qaafley, Insaan Aur Devta, Kaleesa Aur Aag, Muhammad Bin Qasim, Pakistan Se Diyare Haram Tak (travelogue), Pardesi Darakht, Pouras Ke Hathi (comedy), Qafla-e-Hijaz, Qaisar-o-Kisra, Saqafat Ki Talaash (comedy), Shaheen(2 Volumes), So Saal Baad (comedy), Sufaid Jazeera (comedy)
Nasir Kazmi: (1925-1972). His real name was Syed Nasir Raza Kazmi. He was one of the greatest poets of this era, especially in the use of “ista’aaray” and “chhotee beher”. Kazmi was born on December 8, 1925 at Ambala in India. After the creation of Pakistan, he came to Lahore. He did some journalistic work with Auraq-e-Nau as an editor and became editor-in-chief of the magazine Humayun in 1952. Later he was associated with Radio Pakistan, Lahore and other literary publications and organisations. Nasir Kazmi started his poetic life in 1940 by following the style of Akhtar Sherani and wrote romantic poems and sonnets. Later he began writing ghazals under the guidance of Hafeez Hoshyarpuri. He was a great admirer of Mir Taqi Mir and probably the melancholy and “Ehsaas-e-Mehroomi” in his poetry was a direct result of that. His tutor in poetry was Hafeez Hoshyarpuri, who himself used a lot of symbols from nature in his poems.
Niaz Fatehpuri: (1882-1966) Niaz Fatehpuri, whose real name was Maulana Niaz Mohammad Khan, was a prolific writer. Niaz was born in Fatehpur Hasva in UP and died in Pakistan, where he has migrated after Partition. He was a secular thinker having an in-depth study of religion and major social sciences and a committed supporter of the Progressive Writers Movement. He went on to raise questions about Quran like Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. But his contribution to Urdu literature is invaluable. He edited the famous magazine Nigar from from Fatehpur and then from Pakistan. His book Mazhib-e-Alam ka Taqabuli Muta’ala had remained a centre of talks.
Noon Meem Rashid
Noon Meem Rashid: He was born as Raja Nazar Muhmmad Janjua (1910 – 9 October 1975) . He was a Pakistani poet of modern Urdu poetry. Rashid was born in Village Kot Bhaaga, Akaal Garh ( Now Alipur Chatha), Tehsil Wazirabad, District, Gujranwala, Punjab, and earned a masters degree in economics from the Government College Lahore. He retired to England in 1973 and died in a London hospital in 1975. His body was cremated as requested in his will. This created an outcry in the conservative Pakistani circles and he was branded an nfidel.Anyhow,he is considered a great figure in progressive Urdu literature. He rebelled against the traditional form of ‘ghazal’ and became the first major exponent of free verse in Urdu Literature. While his first book, ‘Mavra’, introduced free verse and is more technically accomplished and lyrical.
https://i0.wp.com/khojkhabarnews.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Parveen-Shakir-pic.jpgParveen Shakir: She was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi, Pakistan and died on December 26, 1994 in a car accident. She received two undergraduate degrees, one in English literature and the other in linguistics, and obtained MA degrees in the same subjects from the University of Karachi. She also held a PhD, and another MA degree in Bank Administration. In 1982, passed the Central Superior Services Examination. Incidentally, her unique honour was a question, in the examination, on her own poetry. In 1991, she did an MA in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA. Shakir married a Pakistani doctor, Naseer Ali, with whom she had a son, Syed Murad Ali—but the marriage did not last long and ended in a divorce. Books: Khushbu (1976), Sad-barg (1980), Khud-kalaami (1990), Inkaar (1990), Maah-e-Tamaam (1994), Kaf-e-Aa’ina, Gosha-e-Chashm. Praveen Shakir’s poetry brought a new whiff of air in Urdu and she became a trendsetter. Muslim Saleem paid tributes to her and the poetesses and women writers like her in the poem:
Qalamkari mein maahir ho gayee hai……..ghazal parveen shakir ho gayee hai
Nihaan they hum sey jo aurat ke jazbe…..wo khud unki musawwir ho gayee hai
qad itna barh gaya hai shaira ka…..ke hamdosh-e-akabir ho gayee hai
naheen hai ab wo mardon ke khilona…..siyasat mein bhi shatir ho gayee hai
Hamare ehd mein aurat bhi muslim…..mufakkir aur mudabbir ho gayee hai
Qateel Shifai: His real name was Aurangzeb Khan He was born on December 24, 1919 and died on July 11, 2001. The place of his birth was Haripur, Hazara Division, British India (now Pakistan). He adopted Qateel Shifai as his pen name in 1938 under which he was known in the world of Urdu poetry. “Qateel” was his “takhallus” and “Shifai” was in honour of his ustaad Hakim Mohammed ‘Shifa’ whom he considered his mentor. In 1946, he was called to Lahore by Nazir Ahmed to work as the assistant editor of the monthly ‘Adab-e-Latif’, a literary magazine published since 1936. His first ghazal was published in the Lahore weekly ‘Star’, edited by Qamar Jalalabadi. To raise the standards of ghazals in films has been Qateel’s primary contribution to Urdu poetry. This was already started by Tanvir Naqvi and Sahir Ludhianvi, but perpetuated and concluded by Qateel Shifai. By using simple words and a larger amount of Hindi, Qateel brought Urdu poetry closer to the masses. He established a certain standard to ghazals in films and gave them a certain respectability. Over 20 collections of verse and over 2,500 songs for Pakistani and Indian films were published. His poetry has been translated into numerous languages including Hindi, Gujarati, English, Russian and Chinese. His poetry is included in the masters’ level syllabus in many universities in Pakistan and India.(During his Bhopal visit in 1982, Muslim Saleem had the honour of reciting his poetry in the Indo-Pak Mushaira along with Qateel Shifai. Three pictures of Qateel Shifai with Muslim Saleem are available in the photo gallery of the web site Khojkhabarnews.com)
Qudratullah Shahab. Bon: 1917– July 24, 1986) was an eminent Urdu writer and civil servant from Pakistan. He is best known for his autobiography Shahabnama. He was born in Gilgit in 1917, where his father Abdullah Sahib was Governor during Dogra rule. He started writing in his early days both in Urdu and English languages. At aged 16, he won an international essay competition organized by the Readers Digest, London. He graduated from Prince of Whales College, Jammu, and later from Government College Lahore. He was selected for Indian Civil Service in 1940 and later volunteered to serve in Bengal during the famine of 1943 where he served as magistrate at Nandigram. He came under heavy fire from the authorities when he distributed part of the strategic rice reserves to starving local community.
Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem: Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem was a poet par excellence. He was born in Teheran, Iran to Khalifa Abdul Wahid Dar of Lahore and Bibi Fakhr-us-Sadat, a qajari princess of Iran. In fact, the Khalifa family had moved to Lahore from Kashmir in the 19th century. After the age of 11, his parents shifted back to India along with their two daughters Akhtar and Shamsi. Dr. Saleem was educated in Aligarh Muslim University Tibbiya College, Aligarh and later in London, where he also worked as announcer with BBC Persian Service. In Aligarh, he stayed with his close relative Dr. Ataullah Butt, of famous Butt Kada of Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui. Dr. Butt had founded Aligarh Tibbiya College. Throughout his life, Dr Saleem continued to write both prose and poetry in Urdu, Persian and English. In the 50’s and 60’s, his ghazals were published in many prestigious Urdu periodicals including Nuqoosh, Funoon, Adab-e-Latif, Adabi Duniya and other contemporary periodicals.
Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem (sitting extreme right) with Faiz (fourth from left along with Dr Saleem’s father Khalifa Abdul Wahid Dar to left of Faiz)
The most remarkable work of Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem is ‘Khayyam-e-Nau’, which is a poetic translation of Umar Khayyam’s ruba’is. The collection has been published by Sanjh Publications, Temple Road, Lahore thanks to efforts by Prof. Dr. Farid A. Malik, son of Mrs Akhtar Nazeer and Mirza Nadeem. During his last days, doctor saheb had become financially unstable and was greatly helped by his sister Mrs Akhtar Nazeer and her husband the late Malik Nazeer Ahmad. Dr. Saleem breathed his last in 1981 in Lahore and was laid to rest there. Dr. Saleem wrote poetry in Urdu and Persian. Some of his works are in English as well.Dr. Saheb could not earn the fame and name he actually deserved. But now his works are being published and it may be hoped that he will be given pride of place among best of Urdu poets by (honest) critics.Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem’s works and picutures can also bee seen in saleemwahid.blogspot.com and khojkhabarnews.com.
Shafeeq-ur-Rahman: He was a humourist. Shafeeq-ur-Rahman established himself in the pre-independence era like his contemporaries, such as Ibrahim Jalees, K.L. Kapoor, Krishan Chandr, Shaukat Thanvi and Rasheed Ahmed Siddiqi. His first book ‘Kirnen’ (1942) was a collection of quasi-romantic and quasi-humorous short stories. His early stories did not show any signs of a great humorist. But in his second book, ‘Shagoofe’ (1943), romanticism gave way to humour and it was his later books, ‘Lehren’ (1944) and ‘Parwaz’ (1945), which established him as a pure humorist. ‘Himaqaten’ (1947) and ‘Mazeed Himaqaten’ (1948) earned him more accolades but the flow of his books shrank to a trickle of articles and then for almost 25 years he wrote nothing. Shafeeq-ur-Rahman died in Rawalpindi on March 19, 2000. His books include 1. Kirnen, 1942, 2. Shagoofay, 1943, 3. Lehren, 1944, 4. Parwaaz, 1945, 5. Madd-o-jazar, 1946, 6. Himaqaten, 1947, 7. Hazeed himaqaten, 1948, 8. Pachtaawe, 1948, 9. Dajla, 1980, 10. Dareeche, 1989, 11. Insaani tamasha
Dr. Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee
Dr. Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee: He was a notable Urdu poet, writer, journalist, broadcaster, translator, critic, researcher, linguist and lexicographer of Pakistan. Born in Delhi, Haqqee acquired his BA from Aligarh Muslim University and Master in English literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He died from complications of lung cancer in Mississauga, Canada on October 11, 2005. He was about 88. He was buried in Toronto, Canada Haqqee was a scion of a great literary family from Delhi. His father, Maulvi Ehtashamuddin Haqqee, wrote short stories, a study of Hafez, Tarjuman-ul-Ghaib, a translation of Diwan-i-Hafiz in verse, and a dictionary. Haqqi SahibHe published two anthologies of poems, Tar-i-Pairahan (1957) and Harf-i-Dilras (1979), a later collection of his selected ghazals was published under the title, Dil ki Zaban. His other publications include, Naqd-o-Nigarish (criticism), Maqalaat-e-Mumtaz, Shaakhsaanay (Short Stories), Maqam-e-Ghazal (edited work of Hafiz Hoshiarpuri), Nashid-i-Hurriyat, Nukta-e-Raz, Bhagvad Gita (Urdu translation),Darpan Darpan (translation of poetry from various languages), Intikhab-e-Kalam-e-Zafar, Qitaat-e-Tareekh-e-Wafat-e-Ahle-Qalam-wa-Mutaliqeen-e-Ahle-Qalam, Lisani Masail-o-Lataif, Nazr-e-Khusro PaheliaN Keh MukarniyaN, Aaeena-e-Afkar-e-Ghalib, Nok Jhonk, Suhaanay Taraanay, and children’s literature with the title, Phool Khilay Hain Rung Birnagay (Poems for children 8–80 years old), Anjaan Rahi (translation of Jack Shaffer’s novel Shane), Teesri Duniya (translation of essays on politics and economy), Soor-i-Israfeel (translation of Bengali poet Qazi Nazrul Islam), Khayabaan-e- Pak (anthology of Pakistan’s folk poetry of about 40 poets), and he also wrote his autobiography that was serialized in Urdu journal Afkaar.He also translated the Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, and Chanakya Kautilya’s Arthashastra. He tried his hand at other genres of poetry, such as Peheylian, Kehmukarnian, and Qitat-i-Tareekhi too. He was associated with the Urdu Dictionary Board for 17 years from 1958 to 1975, compiling a monumental 24-volume dictionary, which may be termed as his labour of love. Apart from Urdu Dictionary Board’s work, Haqqee Sahib compiled two dictionaries. The Oxford English-Urdu Dictionary, a phenomenal work that instantly became a ‘must’ for every scholar and student of Urdu, is a translation of the eighth & ninth editions of Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Farhang-e-Talaffuz is a pronunciation dictionary of Urdu.
اردو شاعر۔ اصل نام۔ سید حسن رضوی۔ یکم اکتوبر 1934ء کو اتر پردیش کے علی گڑھ کے ایک قصبے سیدانہ جلال میں پیدا ہوئے۔انہوں نے اپنے شعور کی آنکھیں بدایوں میں کھولیں جہاں ان کے والد ملازمت کے سلسلے میں تعینات تھے۔ لیکن والدہ کی حادثاتی موت نے سید حسن رضوی کے ذہن پر کچھ ایسا اثر ڈالا کہ وہ شکیب جلالی بن گئے۔ انہوں نے 15 یا 16 سال کی عمر میں شاعر ی شروع کر دی اور شاعری بھی ایسی جو لو دیتی تھی جس میں آتش کدے کی تپش تھی۔ شکیب جلالی پہلے راولپنڈی اور پھر لاہور آ گئے یہاں سے انہوں نے ایک رسالہ ” جاوید “ نکالا۔ لیکن چند شماروں کے بعد ہی یہ رسالہ بند ہو گیا۔ پھر ”مغربی پاکستان“ نام کے سرکاری رسالے سے وابستہ ہوئے۔ مغربی پاکستان چھوڑ کر کسی اور اخبار سے وابستہ ہو گئے۔
تعلقاتِ عامہ کے محکمے میں بھی انہیں ایک ذمہ دارانہ ملازمت مل گئی۔ لیکن وہ ان سب چیزوں سے مطمئن نہیں تھے۔ ان کی شاعری ویسے ہی شعلہ فشانی کرتی رہی اور پھر احساسات کی اس تپش کے آگے انہوں نے سپر ڈال دی اور محض 32 سال کی عمر میں سرگودھا اسٹیشن کے پاس ایک ریل کے سامنے کود کر خودکشی کر لی اور اس طرح شعلوں سے لہلہاتے ہوئے ایک شاعر کا خاتمہ ہو گیا۔ موت کے بعد ان کی جیب سے یہ شعر ملا:
Shaukat Thanvi: His family belonged to Thana Bhaun, a small town in Muzaffar Nagar district but he was born in Bindraban, Mathura district, UP, on February 2, 1904. Shaukat Thanvi was an essayist, columnist, novelist, short story writer, broadcaster, playwright, sketch-writer and poet but, in essence, he was a humorist and in almost all his writings an unmistakable streak of humour can always be traced. His article “Swadeshi Rail” established him as the foremost Urdu humourist. It is unfortunate that the writer of such a calibre had to write porn literature by the name of Wahi Wahanvi to meet both the ends. After partition, he migrated to Pakistan. In 1957, Shaukat Thanvi joined Jang, Karachi, and wrote a humour column called Vaghaira vaghaira. When Jang launched its Rawalpindi edition in 1959, Shaukat Sahib was posted there. He received Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in March 1963. He was ill and his health deteriorated there. He died on May 4, 1963 and was buried in Miani Sahib Graveyard.
Sufi Tabassum: Full name: Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum (1899-1978) was a noted poet in three languages: Urdu, Punjabi, and Persian. Sufi Tabassum was born in Amritsar, India, to parents of Kashmiri ancestry. He earned a Master’s degree in Persian from Forman Christian College (FCC) in Lahore. He remained with Government College Lahore for his entire career, rising to head the Department of Persian Studies.
اردو کے ممتاز شاعر عبیداللہ علیم 12 جون 1939ء کو بھوپال میں پیدا ہوئے تھے۔ 1952ء میں وہ اپنے والدین کے ہمراہ پاکستان آگئے جہاں 1969ء میں انہوں نے اردو میں ایم اے کیا۔ انہوں نے پاکستان ٹیلی وژن میں بطور پروڈیوسر ملازمت اختیار کی مگر حکام بالا سے اختلافات کی وجہ سے 1978ء میں انہوں نے اس ملازمت سے استعفیٰ دے دیا۔
عبیداللہ علیم کے شعری مجموعوں میں چاند چہرہ ستارہ آنکھیں، ویران سرائے کا دیا، نگار صبح کی امید میں شامل ہیں۔ ان تینوں مجموعہ ہائے کلام پر مشتمل انکی کلیات ’’یہ زندگی ہے ہماری‘‘ کے نام سے شائع ہوچکی ہے۔ اس کے علاوہ ان کی دو نثری تصانیف میں کھلی ہوئی ایک سچائی اور میں جو بولا کے نام سے اشاعت پذیر ہوئی ہے۔
18 مئی 1998ء کو عبیداللہ علیم کراچی میں وفات پاگئے اور کراچی میں اسٹیل مل کے نزدیک رزاق آباد میں باغ احمد نامی قبرستان میں آسودۂ خاک ہوئے۔
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Dr Wazeer Agha (Also spelt as Wazir) : He was a Pakistani writer, poet, critic and essayist. Wazeer Agha was born on May 18, 1922 in a village Wazir Kot in Sargodha district and died on September 7, 2010 in Lahore. He was laid to rest in his native village near Sargodha. He introduced many theories in Urdu literature. He is most famous for his work on Urdu humour. He has also written a seminal book on modern Urdu poets, notably those who have written more poems than ghazals. He has also written poetry and his poems mostly have an element of story. (Extensive details can be seen on wazeeragha.com
Yazdani Jalandharisee details on http://yazdanijalandhari.wordpress.com/
پاکستان کے بزرگ صحافی اور مصنف یزدانی جالندھری، جن کا اصلی نام سےدعبدالرشید یزدانی تھا، اردو ادب کے گلستان میں ساٹھ سال تک خوبصورت افسانوں اور نظموں کے پھول اگاتے رہے۔ یزدانی جالندھری کی رنگارنگ تحریروں کا ایک مصنف کا قلم ان کے ہاتھ میں تھا۔ ان کا قلم ان کے یوم وفات یعنی 23 مارچ 1990ءتک اردو زبان اور ادب کی آبیاری کرتا رہا۔ یزدانی جالندھری کی ادیبانہ زندگی کا عرصہ ساٹھ سال سے کم نہیں۔
مرحوم بنیادی طور پر افسانہ نویس اور شاعر تھے لیکن ان کی ابتدائی ادیبانہ زندگی میں ایسا وقت بھی آیا جب انہوں نے اردو زبان میں بنگالی زبان کے معیاری افسانوں اور ناولوں کا ترجمہ کیا۔ بنگلہ زبان کے تراجم میں شرت چندر چیٹر جی کے دو معروف ناول آوارہ اور بڑی دیدی شامل تھے۔ رابندر ناتھ ٹیگور بنگلہ زبان کے معروف مصنف تھے۔ ان کی بنگلہ نگارشات اردو میں متعارف کرانے کا سہرا یزدانی کے سر تھا۔ رابندر ناتھ ٹیگور کے ناول ”گورا“ کے پہلے مترجم یزدانی جالندھری تھے۔ انہوں نے 1933ءمیں رابندر ناتھ ٹیگور کے معروف ناول THE WRECH (ٹو گاڈولی) کا اردو ترجمہ کیا تو اردو حلقوں میں ان کے تراجم کی دھوم مچ گئی اور یزدانی جالندھری بنگالی تحریروں کے بہترین مترجم قرار پائے۔ 1940ءتک ان کے اردو تراجم کا دائرہ روسی ناول نگار لیو نالسٹائی اور ہندی کتاب ”قیدی کے خطوط“ کے تراجم تک پھیل گیا۔ انہوں نے لاہور کے دو اشاعتی اداروں کتابستان اور نرائن سہگل اینڈ سنز کیلئے ٹالسٹائی کی کہانیوں اور ٹیگور کے افسانوں کا اردو ترجمہ کیا۔
یزدانی جالندھری 16 جولائی 1915ءکو بھارتی پنجاب کے معروف شہر جالندھر میں پیدا ہوئے۔ ان کی ابتدائی تعلیم جالندھر میں ان کے والد بہاول شاہ کی زیرنگرانی ہوئی۔ ان کے خاندان میں شروع ہی سے اردو کا بڑا چرچا تھا۔ مرحوم کی تعلیم بھی اردو میں ہوئی۔ انہوں نے ادیب فاضل یعنی آنرز ان اردو کا امتحان نمایاں حیثیت سے پاس کیابعدازاںاےف اے اسلامےہ کالج رےلوے روڈ لاہور سے کےا مرزا ادےب اور ضمےر جعفری ان کے کلاس فےلو تھے بعدازاں والد بہاول شاہ کی وفات کے بعد مزید تعلیم جاری نہ رکھ سکے۔ انہیں تصانیف و تالیف پر توجہ دینا پڑی۔ جرنلزم اور اردو ادب روزی کمانے کا ذریعہ بن گیا۔ یزدانی مرحوم نے 1938ءمیں ”ساغر انقلاب“ کے عنوان سے اردو رباعیات شائع کیں۔ ”حسن پرست“ ان کے افسانوں کا پہلا مجموعہ تھا۔
یزدانی جالندھری کی صحافتی زندگی کا زیادہ عرصہ ادبی جرائد کی ادارت میں گزرا۔ مرحوم سے میری پہلی ملاقات 1937ءمیں ماہنامہ شاہکار کے دفتر میں ہوئی۔ اس ادبی جریدہ کی ادارت شمس العلماءمولانا تاجور نجیب آبادی کے سپرد تھی۔ ان دنوں شاہکار کا دفتر لاہوری ادیبوں اور شاعروں کی آماجگاہ تھا۔ معروف ہندو ادےب گوپال متل جنہوں نے نئی دہلی پہنچ کر لاہور کی یادوں پر مشتمل ایک کتاب لکھی، اور یزدانی اس جریدے سے منسلک تھے۔ معروف رومانی شاعر اختر شیرانی اور قتیل شفائی اکثر شاہکار کے دفتر آتے تھے۔ یزدانی جالندھری صحافت کے خاموش کارکن تھے۔ 1937ءمیں نیازمندان لاہور اور مولانا تاجور نجیب آبادی کے احباب کے درمیان چپقلش کا سلسلہ جاری تھا مگر یزدانی جالندھری کو اس ادبی آویزش سے کوئی سروکار نہ تھا۔ وہ اپنے کام سے کام رکھتے تھے۔ شاہکار کے صحافتی فرائض سے فارغ ہو کر وہ تصنیف و تالیف پر توجہ دیتے تھے۔ یہ زمانہ یزدانی جالندھری کے ادبی عروج کا زمانہ تھا۔
مرحوم سے ملاقاتوں اور مجلس آرائی کا یہ سلسلہ اس وقت بھی جاری رہا جب وہ لاہور کے ادبی جریدہ بیسویں صدی کے مدیر معاون تھے۔ ان کے رومانی اور نیم رومانی افسانے بیسویں صدی میں شائع ہوتے تھے۔ خوشتر گرامی بیسویں صدی کے مدیر و مالک تھے۔ میں یزدانی صاحب کی وساطت اور روزنامہ انقلاب کے مدیر اعلیٰ مولانا عبدالمجید سالک کی ٹیلی فون کال پر خوشتر گرامی سے ملا تو انہیں دیکھ کر مجھے بڑا تعجب ہوا۔ میں مدیر صاحب کے کمرے میں داخل ہوا تو کرسی پر گورے چٹے رنگ کا ایک پٹھان براجمان تھا۔ پٹھانوں کے مخصوص انداز کی پلی مونچھیں، شلوار قمیض کے اوپر قدیم اور پڑھے لکھے پٹھانوں کا ساکوٹ، سر پر پٹھانی انداز کی پگڑی اور پا¶ں میں پشاوری جوتا۔ میں نے حیرت سے یزدانی صاحب کی طرف دیکھا تو وہ جواب میں مسکرائے اور کہا ”ان سے ملئے۔ یہ ہیں بیسویں صدی کے مدیر خوشتر گرامی“۔
خوشتر گرامی نے بیسویں صدی کے علاوہ ادبی کتابوں کی اشاعت کا سلسلہ شروع کر رکھا تھا۔ یزدانی جالندھری بیسویں صدی سے فارغ ہو کر اشاعتی کام کی طرف توجہ دیتے۔ اس کام کی انہیں الگ تنخواہ ملتی تھی۔ ایک سکھ نوجوان گور بخش سنگھ انکا معاون تھا۔ خوشتر گرامی کا ادارہ زیادہ تر رومانی افسانے اور ناول شائع کرتا تھا۔ اس دور کے رومان پسند ادیب عورتوں کے قلمی نام سے افسانے اور ناول لکھتے تھے جو بے حد پسند کئے جاتے تھے۔ یزدانی صاحب نے مجھے بھی رومانی تحریریں لکھنے کی دعوت دی لیکن میں روزنامہ انقلاب سے منسلک ہو چکا تھا۔ مجھے رومانی تحریریں لکھنے کی فرصت نہ تھی۔کم لوگوں کو علم ہے کہ یزدانی جالندھری کچھ عرصہ نئی دہلی میں قیام پذیر رہے جہاں وہ سکھ اخبار نویس سردار دیوان سنگھ مفتون کے اخبار ریاست میں بطور مدیر معاون کام کرتے تھے۔ سردار جی کے اخبار ریاست کے بیک وقت دو مسلمان مدیر معاون تھے۔ ریاست کے دوسرے مدیر معاون ابو ظفر نازش تھے جو بعد ازاں اخبار زمیندار کے مدیر معاون مقرر ہوئے۔
مجھے ان دنوں نئی دہلی جانا پڑا۔ شیخ سر عبدالقادر نئی دہلی سے ایک کتاب منگوانا چاہتے تھے۔ انہوں نے مجھے اس مقصد کے لئے سردار دیوان سنگھ مفتون کے نام ایک رقعہ دیا اخبار ریاست کے دفتر پہنچ کر مجھے یزدانی صاحب سے ملنے کا اتفاق ہوا۔ یزدانی صاحب کی زبانی معلوم ہوا کہ سردار دیوان سنگھ مفتوں حسب معمول کچھ عرصہ سے روپوش ہیں البتہ ان کی عدم موجودگی میں ان کے خلاف جھوٹے مقدمات بنانے کا سلسلہ جاری ہے۔ عملے کو کئی ماہ سے تنخواہ نہیں ملی تھی، اس کے باوجود یزدانی جالندھری اور ابو ظفر نازش بڑے مطمئن تھے۔ اخباری عملہ کیلئے تنخواہ کی ادائیگی کا طریقہ یہ تھا کہ سردار دیوان سنگھ مفتوں برسوں کی برسات کے بعد نمودار ہوتے تھے عملے کا پچھلا حساب چکانے کے علاوہ پیشگی تنخواہ عنایت فرما دیتے۔ ان کا عملہ مالی نشیب و فراز سے بخوبی واقف تھا۔ مجھے کئی دن سردار دیوان سنگھ کا انتظار کرنا پڑا۔ میں نے یہ دن یزدانی جالندھری کے ساتھ گزارے۔
یزدانی جالندھری جب شورش کاشمیری کے اخبار چٹان سے منسلک ہوئے تو میں ہفت روزہ نصرت کا ایڈیٹر تھا۔ ہمارے دفاتر ایک ہی سڑک پر واقع تھے۔ ذرا فرصت ملتی تو یزدانی جالندھری میری طرف چلے آتے یا میں ان کے پاس پہنچ جاتا۔ ملاقات میں کبھی کبھی نشتر جالندھری بھی شریک ہوتے۔ چٹان کے دفتر میں بسا اوقات شورش مرحوم سے علمی گپ شپ ہوتی۔
23 مارچ 1990ءیزدانی جالندھری کا یوم وفات تھا، وہ زندگی کے آخری دنوں ماہنامہ اردو ڈائجسٹ کے شعبہ ادارت کے رکن تھے۔ مرحوم ماہنامہ کی کاپیاں جوڑنے تک کی نگرانی کرتے تھے۔ وہ شروع ہی سے محنت کے عادی تھے اور یہ سلسلہ مرتے دم تک جاری رہا البتہ وہ مشاعرے کیلئے کچھ وقت ضرور نکال لیتے تھے جو معروف شاعر ڈاکٹر عبدالرشید تبسم کے مکان واقع ماڈل ٹا¶ن پر ہر ماہ باقاعدگی سے ہوتا تھا۔ ماڈل ٹا¶ن میں ادبی فا¶نڈیشن کے نام سے ایک ادارہ قائم تھا۔ یزدانی جالندھری ماہنامہ اردو ڈائجسٹ کی ادارت کے ساتھ ساتھ اس تنظیم کے بھی سیکرٹری تھے۔ انہوں نے زندگی کے آخری دور میں ان مشاعروں پر مشتمل ایک کتاب اور لاہور کے شعراءکا تذکرہ بھی لکھا۔
Urdu poets and writers of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal by Muslim Saleem
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About Muslim Saleem
Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1 2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II 3. Urdu poets and writers of World part-I 4. Urdu poets and writers of World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc. These directories can be seen on :- 1. www.khojkhabarnews.com 2, www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com 3. www.urdunewsblog.wordpress.com, 4. www.khojkhabarnews.wordpress.com. 5. www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in 6 www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.in 7. www.saleemwahid.blogspot.in (Life) Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979. (Education): Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad. (Career) Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012). (Works and awards) Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active. (Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English): Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazal in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them. (Praise by poets and writers) Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry. (Muslim Saleem on other websites) Muslim Saleem’s life and works have been mentioned on Wikipedia, www.urduadab4u.blogspot.in, www.urduyouthforum.org and several other website. In fact, www.urduyouthforum.org has given credit to Muslim Saleem for lifting a number of pictures and entries from Muslim Saleem’s websites and blogs. (Address): Muslim Saleem, 280 Khanugaon, VIP Road, Bhopal-462001 Mobiles: 0 9009217456 0 9893611323 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Best couplets: Zindagi ki tarah bikhar jaayen…… kyun ham aise jiyen ki mar jaayen kar di meeras waarison ke sipurd…. zindagi kis ke naam mar jaayen rooh ke karb ka kuchh mudaawa no tha doctor neend ki goiyan likh gaya wo dekhne mein ab bhi tanawar darakht hai haalanke waqt khod chuka hai jaden tamam My Facebook url is http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664#!/pages/Muslim-Saleem/176636315722664?sk=info Other blogs http://urdupoetswriters.blogspot.com/ http://muslimspoetry.blogspot.com/ http://abdulahadfarhan.blogspot.com/ http://ataullahfaizan.blogspot.com/ http://hamaramp.blogspot.com/ http://madhyanews.blogspot.com/ http://cimirror.blogspot.com/
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15 Responses to Urdu poets and writers of Pakistan by Muslim Saleem
Malka Afroze Rohila says:
August 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm
پاکستان کے معروف شعراء اور ادیب کے ساتھہ نئے ادیب وشعراء کا تعارف بھی اس ڈائکٹری کی خوبصورتی اورافادیت کو بڑھاتا ہے مسلم سلیم صاحب کی یہ بہت اچھی کوشش ہے
August 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm
Shukriya Mlika Afroze Rohila sahiba.
Hayee Basharat says:
February 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Please add some more prominent poets.: Saqib Zeervi, Kaleem Usmani, Tofail Hoshiyarpuri, Shehzad Ahmad, Ubaidullah Aleem,Mustafa Zaidi, Gulzar Hashmi.
February 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm
Bahut shukriya Hayee Basharat sb. Mehrbaani hogi agar aap in logon ke mukhtasar haalaae-e-zindagri par raushni daal den
Hayee Basharat says:
February 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm
آپ کی یہ محنت قابل صد ستائش ھے۔ بہت بہت شکریہ۔
February 3, 2014 at 4:09 pm
Nawazish Hayee Basharat sb
razia subhan qureshi says:
February 28, 2014 at 2:54 am
مسلم صاحب کی محبنت کی داد نہ دینا انکے ساتھ نا انصافی ہوگی۔۔۔۔۔۔۔یاک بھترین جذبے کے ساتھ بہتریں کوشش جو تا حیات قائم رہے گی۔۔۔سلامت رہیں اور اسی طرح اردو ادب کی خدمت کرتے رہیں تا کہ آنے والی نسلییں آپکی اس کاوش سے فائدہ اٹھا سکیں
February 28, 2014 at 9:58 am
Ameen. Shukriya Razia Subhan sahiba
Akram khawrr says:
April 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm
Good jobe done
April 21, 2014 at 8:41 am
Nawazish Akram sb
Syed Anwer Jawaid Hashmi says:
May 9, 2014 at 3:16 am
بلا شبہ آپ اہل قلم کے تعارف و تخلیقات کا عمدہ گوش وارہ سامنے لارہے ہیں مستقبل میں اردو شاعری اور اہل قلم پر تحقیق کرنے والے اس مواد اور پیش کردہ ،جمع شدہ متن سے کما حقہ استفادہ کرسکیں گے۔ تذکرہ نویسی میں ہمیں بہت سے اہل قلم کا تعارف نہیں ملتا معلوم نہیں کیوں اپنی تعریف میں مضامین کی بھرمار مجموعوں ،کتب میں شامل کرتے ہیں مگر اپنا تعارف نہیں لکھ پاتے۔۔۔
سید انور جاوید ہاشمی
سید انورجاویدہاشمی کا تعلق پاکستان بننے کے بعد دوسری نسل کے شعراء سے ہے تاہم انھوں نے پہلی نسل کے تابش دہلوی،سلیم احمد،محشربدایونی،صبا اکبرآبادی،جوہر سعیدی،قمر ہاشمی،ماجد نوربریلوی،سالک الہاشمی، ارتضا عزمی،الیاس عشقی،سحر انصاری،انورشعور کے ساتھ بھی ہم نشینی و ہم سخنی کی ہے۔ راشد نور،اخترسعیدی،سجاد ہاشمی ،عارف شفیق،اجمل سراج کی طرح انورجاویدہاشمی کو بھی شاعری ایک طرح سے وراثتاً والد کی صحبت اور اپنے ذاتی مطالعے و لگن کے باعث ملی ہے۔ان کا پہلا شعری مجموعہ انتظار کے پودے ادارہ ء فکر نو کورنگی کے نوراحمد میرٹھی نے ۱۹۸۹ ء میں ان کے والد سالک الہاشمی کے انتخاب کلاک خاک -دل کے ساتھ شایع کروایا تھا،نظموں کا مجموعہ رت جگوں میں لکھی نظمیں،غزلوں کا مجموعہ اعتبار کی شبنم،مثنوی شہر کراچی کی منظوم تاریخ کراچی نامہ، جاپانی شاعری اردو انگریزی،جاپانی میں سخن زار اور مضامین کی کتاب کاغذ کا رزق مرتب،کتابت شدہ منتظر طباعت ہیں جب کہ نثر میں نئے بت پرانے پجاری ۱۹۸۵،تکلف برطرف ۱۹۸۸ اور مشاہدہ ء حق بھی ان کی شایع شدہ کتب ہیں۔ کراچی کے اخبارات اور ردو رسایل میں بطور اسٹاف رپورٹر،نائب مدیر ۱۹۷۰ کی دہاءی سے تاحال کام کرتے رہے ہیں،فری لانسر ہین اردو لغت بورڈ اور روزنامہ جنگ کراچی میں بطور معاون رکن مجلس ادارت خدمات سرانجام دے چکے ہیں
Vicky Twinny says:
September 11, 2014 at 5:44 pm
Amazed that the name of A.Hamid is missing from this dictionary, Also its badly edited. There are a lot of mistakes in some of the texts in English. I m sorry it may not be relied upon by many enthusiasts of Urdu Literature.
Muslim Saleem says:
September 12, 2014 at 7:45 am
Please send me resumes of writers you like
Z-a Mughal says:
June 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm
boht umda kam
Muslim Saleem says:
June 25, 2015 at 12:12 am
Jazak Allah Z-a Mughal salamat rahen ameen
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