aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
Popular poet from Pakistan/ Died young
Iqbal Bano was a much admired ghazal singer from Pakistan. She learnt all forms of classical singing from Ustad Chaand Khan of the Delhi Gharana. The Pride of Performance Award was bestowed upon her.
Most prominent fiction writer, known for his stories woven around the experience of Partition and for his individual style of telling tales. The first Urdu writer to have been shortlisted for Man Booker prize.
Prominent playwright, known for his masterpiece 'Anakali'; also wrote humorous pieces, and stories for children, apart from creating the memorable character of 'Chacha Chakkhan'.
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