Bhulley Shah

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Year 1758 AD. Syed Abdullah Shah, a member of the distinguished Muslim Syed family dies in Kasur, and his body is denied a burial in Kasur’s graveyard and is left without funeral proceedings out-side the town for some days until a non-native stranger arrives their to perform Syed Abdullah Shah’s funeral. Commonly known as Bulleh […]

Sehba Akhtar

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Sehba Akhtar (September 23, 1930 – February 19, 1996) was a poet and songwriter in Pakistan. He was born to Sir Rehmat Ali Rehmat, a poet and a contemporary of Agha Hashr Kashmiri, in Srinagar, India. Sehba originally belonged to Amritsar. He started writing verses in his school days. He passed his high school from Breli and later attended the […]

Ghulam Mustafa Khan

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Ghulam Mustafa Khan, PhD, D.Litt, SI, (September 23, 1912 – September 25, 2005) was a researcher, critic, linguist, author, scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics, educationist and religious and spiritual leader belonging to Naqshbandi order of Sufism. He was one of most notable people of Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan. In 1928 he passed ninth grade from Anjuman Islamia High School, Jabalpur and went to Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh for the rest of his education. He received his higher education at […]

Amanat Ali Khan

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Ustad Amanat Ali Khan (Urdu: استاد امانت علی خان; born 1932–1974) was a Pakistani classical/ghazal singer, from the Patiala gharana. He was honoured with the ‘Pride of Performance’ award by the government of Pakistan. He stands with great singing icons likeMehdi Hassan and Ahmed Rushdi. Amanat Ali Khan was born Hoshiarpur, Punjab to Akhtar Husain Khan and the grandson of Ali Baksh Jarnail, the founder of […]

Hajra Masroor

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Hajra Masroor (Urdu: ہاجرہ مسرور; born January 17, 1930)  is a Pakistani feminist writer. She has written several books of short stories in which she has raised the social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men. She has also received several awards including Pride of Performance Award for best writer in 1995 and Aalmi Frogh-e-Urdu Adab Award. Hajra began writing […]

Lehri

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Safirullah Siddiqui ‘Lehri’ (January 2, 1929 – September 13, 2012) was one of Pakistan’s greatest comedians who made his name in Urdu films. His film career started in the 1950s and lasted until the 1980s. He passed away on Sept. 13, 2012 in Karachi after a prolonged illness. He was 83. Lehri won the Nigar Award  for around a dozen films. […]

Rais Amrohvi

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Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Rais Amrohvi (or Raees Amrohvi) (رئیس امروہوی) (1988-1914) was a noted scholar, Urdu poet andpsychoanalyst from Pakistan. He was born on September 12, 1914 in Amroha, India, in a notable family of scholars. Almost all the members of his family were poets. He migrated to Pakistan on October 19, 1947 and settled in Karachi. He was known for his unique style of Qatanigari […]