Popular Pakistani Writer: Anwar Maqsood
Allama Iqbal’s poetry and books – source of inspiration for Muslims
Anwar Maqsood Hameedi was born on 7th September, 1935 in British India is mainly known for his scriptwriting. In Pakistani media, the name Anwar Maqsood is synonymous with entertainment. Displaying a gentle yet serious and wise face, his immense intelligence is perhaps portrayed in his witty remarks and answers. As one of Pakistan’s best loved compare writer, satirist, playwright and TV host; he depicts numerous other talents which make him a multi talented personality like no other.
Popular poet of Pakistan: Ahmed Faraz
Allama Iqbal was born on 9th November, 1877 in Sialkot. His birth name was Muhammad Iqbal. This was during the time of British India when the nation had not been partitioned. The region of Sialkot now falls in Pakistan. He was a Muslim poet, philosopher, and a politician. He was adept in many languages such as Urdu, Persian and Arabic and became one of the greatest poets of the modern era. He propagated the idea of a separate state for Muslims which was to be the main basis for the creation of Pakistan.
Pakistani Writer and Poet:Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi
Ahmed Faraz is another shining star in the galaxy of famous Urdu poets of Pakistan. He was born as Syed Ahmed Shah Ali on 12th January, 1931 in Kohat a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province of Pakistan. Faraz did his masters in Urdu and Persian language from Peshawar University and was appointed a lecturer in the same place.
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, famous Pakistani poet and author, was born in the year 1916 on 20th November. He died in 2006 on the 10th of July. He was born in Anga, Khushab in the subcontinent. ‘Nadeem’ was his pen name. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi graduated from the University of Punjab in 1935. His family was a rather religious family. They were famous as the Peerzada, Qadri family. He played the role of the secretary for the “Progressive Writers Movement” for which he had been arrested several times during the 1950s and 1970s. He was a diamond with multi facets. His work is not only based in the Urdu language but also English. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi worked in various aspects. He was a wonderful poet, journalist, critic, dramatist and a brilliant short story writer.