Pitras Bukhari, whose full name was Syed Ahmed Shah, was born in 1898 on the 1st of October. Peshawar was his birth place. Pitras Bukhari is popular for his humorous writing; his funny literature is the main reason for his fame. His writings are humorous, amusing and entertaining. Pitras was not only an author but also a teacher and a scholar in true sense of the word. He was not only a humorist but he also worked in the education sector. Other than playing the role of an educator, he wrote several essays which led him to be known as an excellent essayist. He also put his broadcasting skills to use. He was appointed by the Government of Pakistan as the Diplomat for UN.

Pitras Bukhari received his early education in Peshawar. His Alma matter in Peshawar includes Islamia College Peshawar. Later he was admitted to Government College Lahore. He pursued his masters degree from there. Later when he completed his degree, he took position of a lecturer at Government College Lahore. He left the institute in 1925 to complete his English Tripos at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. The same university initiated “Bukhari English Prize” in his honor. From 1927 to 1939, he was again a part of Government College Lahore as a professor. And from 1947 to 1950 He was the principal of that institute. He also served as the director general of the Indian Radio before the partition.

He taught Noon Meem Rashid and Faiz Ahmed Faiz. From 1951 to 1954, he represented Pakistan in the UN as the first permanent member for representation of Pakistan. He was awarded with Hillal-i-Imtiaz for his duties done for the nation. He died during his diplomatic duties in New York, USA, on the 5th of December, 1958 and was buried there.

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