Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi

(20 November 1916 - 10 July 2006 / Anga, Khushab / British India)

Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi
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Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, (Urdu: احمد ندیم قاسمی) born Ahmed Shah Awan(Urdu: احمد شاہ اعوان ) was a legendary Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books including poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art. He was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry stood out among his contemporaries' work for its unflinching humanism, and his Urdu afsana (novel) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its masterful depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century, grooming generations of new writers. He wrote many English ... more »

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