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Shafiq-ur-Rahman was one of the most important Pakistani comedians and one of the most popular writers of his time. He also wrote fiction and made a name for himself in this literary genre, but humor writing is his hallmark among ordinary readers. Today is the death anniversary of Shafiqur Rahman. He left this world on March 19, 2000.
Shafiq-ur-Rahman was born on November 9, 1920 in Kala Noor, Rohtak district. After completing his MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, he joined the Medical Department of the Indian Army during the British era. After the establishment of Pakistan, he joined the Pakistan Army and was promoted to the rank of Major General.
During his student days, he took up the profession of science and literature and writing and had started the series of writing comics along with romantic fictions. He also gave the opportunity to do. Shafiq-ur-Rahman was fond of travel, sports and arts in his youth and youth.
The collection of writings of this prominent Urdu humorist was first published in 1943 under the name Shagofe. His books were later published as Waves, Mudujzar, Flight, Follies, Regrets, More Follies, Tigris, Rays and Dariche and received great acclaim. The popularity of Shafiq-ur-Rahman can be gauged from the fact that great comedians like Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi said in one of his interviews that he was initially very inspired by Shafiq-ur-Rahman and tried to write in his style.
In addition to a novel and a collection of short stories, the translated novel also came out in book form. Shafiq-ur-Rahman wrote on subjects other than literature and his articles related to economics, health and disease were published in book form.
After his retirement from the army, he also served as the president of the Pakistan Academy of Literature from 1980 to 1986. The government of Pakistan had announced Hilal-e-Imtiaz for him after his death. He is buried in the Rawalpindi Military Cemetery.