Pakistani Writer and Poet Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi

by on November 28, 2012
in Poets of Pakistan

Ahmed Nadeem QasmiAhmad Nadeem Qasmi, famous Pakistani poet and author, was born in the year 1916 in November. He died in 2006 on the 10th of July. He was born in Anga, Khushab in the subcontinent. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi graduated from the University of Punjab in 1935. His family was a rather religious family. They were famous as the Peerzada, Qadri family. He played as the secretary for the “Progressive Writers Movement” for which he had been arrested several times. He was a diamond with multi facets. His work is not only based in the Urdu language but also English. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi had worked in various aspects. He was a wonderful poet, journalist, critic, dramatist and a brilliant short story writer.

Literary Work and Awards

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi has written a total of fifty books in the following genres; poetry, fiction, journalism, criticism and art. His Afsanas are equated to that of Prem Chand for their quality of rural culture depiction. The element of humanism is greatly depicted in his work. He was an outstanding poet of his time. Not only he received the prestigious Pride of Performance award but he also possessesd the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

Work as an Editor

Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi had been editing the magazine “Funoon” for about half the century. By doing this, he had been mentoring a whole new generation of writers.His other works as an editor includes; Phool, Tehzeeb-i-Niswaan, Adab-i-Lateef, Savera, Naqoosh and Daily Imroze. One of his poems, “The Feed” has been included as part of the syllabus for the intermediate students in Pakistan.