Karachi: The 6th death anniversary of a legendary Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, dramatist and short story author is being observed today with huge respect and reverence all across the country.
Nadeem Qasmi was born on November 20, 1916 in the house of Peer Ghulam Nabi Qasmi in the village Anga, Khushab District in the British occupied India.
He started his work as a government clerk followed with notable work in the journalism world. He became active member of the Progressive Writers Movement as a secretary and was arrested several times from 1950s to 70s.
His literary work has been appreciated and admired by writers, poets and critics of Urdu world, notably the work in poetry which includes Jalal-o-Jamal, Shola-i-Gul, Kisht-i-Wafa and famous short stories like Chopaal, Sannata, Kapaas ka Phool, Nila-pathar, Dawam-dar-o-deewar, Bazar-e-hayat and many others.
The great Urdu poet and writer died on July 10, 2006 of complications from asthma at Punjab Institute of Cardiology in Lahore.