Web Desk (July 10, 2018): Veteran literary scholar, columnist and poet Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi’s 12th death anniversary is being marked across the country today.
He was born as Ahmed Shah Awan on November 20, 1916 in the village Anga of Khushab District in British-administrated India and a graduate from the University of Punjab, Lahore.He published collections of his best-known work including 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.
Qasmi is a recipient of Pride of Performance (1968) and Pakistan Academy of Letters’ lifetime achievement award as well as the country’s highest civil honour Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1980) for his literary work.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.
In 1962, Qasmi started his own journal Fanoon. In 1974, he was appointed Secretary General of Majlis-Taraqee-Adab.Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi said farewell to this world in the year 2006. He was 90 at the time of his death.