literary scholar and poet Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi’s 11th death anniversary is being marked across the country today.
He was born as Ahmad Shah Awan on November 20, 1916 in the village Anga of Khushab District in British-administrated India and a graduate from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
He became active member of the Progressive Writers Movement (PWM), for a time holding the position of secretary, and was consequently arrested many times during the 1950s through the 1970s.
In 1948, he was selected as the Secretary General of the Anjuman-e-Taraqqi Pasand Musannifeen. In 1949, he was elected the Secretary General of the organization for Pakistan.
He published collections of his best-known work include poetry volumes Jalal-o-Jamal, Shola-i-Gul and Kisht-i-Wafa, and short story collections Chopaal,Sannata, and Kapaas ka Phool, Bagolay, Tal-o-Gharoob, Sailab-o-Gardab,Anchal,ghar se ghartak.
Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, the great literary person, said farewell to this world in the year 2006. He was 90 at the time of his death.
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