Qateel Shifai

(24 December 1919 - 11 July 2001 / Haripur, Hazara / British India (Pakistan))

Qateel Shifai
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Aurangzeb Khan or Qateel Shifai (Urdu: قتیل شفا ئی ) was a Pakistani Urdu poet.
Qateel Shifai was born in Haripur, Hazara Division, British India (now Pakistan).


He adopted Qateel Shifai as his pen name in 1938 under which he was known in the world of Urdu poetry. "Qateel" was his "takhallus" and "Shifai" was in honour of his ustaad(master) Hakeem Mohammed 'Shifa' whom he considered his mentor.

Due to his father's early death, Qateel was forced to quit his education. He started his own sporting goods shop. Being unsuccessful in his business he decided to move to Rawalpindi, where he started working for a transport ... more »

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