Famous writer of Pakistan Mustansar Hussain Tarar was born at Mandi Bahauddin. He was born on 1st March, 1939. He witnessed the great partition of the Subcontinent and everything initiated by this partition. He observed these events keenly at Lahore. He was the son of Rehmat Khan Tarar who used to run a small seed business. His business turned out to be very profitable gradually and a time came when he was the best among his competitors.
Mustansar Hussain Tarar was educated at Lahore and London. His Alma matters at Lahore included Rang Mehal Mission High School, Muslim Model High School and Government College Lahore. His time spent abroad was spent in trying his skills at the theatre, watching movies and indulging in literature. He was part of the world Youth Festival organized at Moscow in 1957. He wrote a book based on this experience which was greatly admired by his fans. In 1971, he got his first book published. The book was titled “Nikley Teri Talash Main”. He dedicated this work to his youngest brother. He has written total of 50 books which include novels and short stories. Mustansar Hussain Tarar is accredited to have been the pioneer of a new trend in Pakistani Literature; it is that of writing Travelogues. He has written forty of such travelogues. These were often composed in a novel or short story style. These works were also composed off in newspaper columns and television dramas.
He has also put his acting skills to use and was an actor for many years. Mustansar Hussain Tarar hosted the live telecast of PTV’s morning show which started in 1988. The morning show was titled “Subuh Bakhair”. He has also been author of many Dramas including “Parinda”, “Fareb” and “Shehpar”. He has been awarded with Sitara-i-Imtiaz and pride of Performance Award.