Popular Pakistani Author: Pitras Bukhari
Popular Pakistani Poet: Jaun Elia
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.
Syed Sibt-e-Asghar commonly known as Jaun Elia was born on the 14th of December, 1931 and produced wonderful pieces of art until his demise in 2002 on the 8th of November. He was not only a distinguished Urdu poet but he was also a philosopher, biographer and scholar. He was also an editor and translator. He was not the only creative one in his family, his brother; Rais Amrohvi was a well-known journalist and philosopher. His other brother, Syed Muhammad Taqi was a very popular Psychoanalyst as well as a journalist. Jaun Elia married Zahida Hina who was a very popular columnist. Jaun Elia, other than possessing all these abilities and such a rich background, also had an exceptional ability to speak various languages, some of which included Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew.