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One of the most read fiction and travelogue writers from Pakistan; known for his unique creativity and appeal.
Prominent writer of humour/satire, famous for his column 'khama-bagosh.'
Musarrat Nazeer is a vocalist and performer who sang and acted in many Urdu and Punjabi films. She also sang wedding and folk songs. She has won several Nigar Awards.
One of the most outstanding modern poets who wrote both in Urdu and Punjabi. Also a film lyricist.
Munawwar Ali Khan was a Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana. He was the son of the maestro Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He also learnt Dhrupad from Hussainuddin Dagar (Tansen Pandey).
Earliest fiction writer in Urdu; known for her romantic-cum reformative stories and novels.
Popular pakistani poet who died Young.
One of the most refined and accomplished Ghazal poets who profoundly influenced important poets both among his contemporaries as well as the following generations.
A valuable name as a poet and story writer from Pakistan.
The most prominent stylist of Urdu prose and author of "Aab-e-Hayaat". Himself a poet, he was a major force behind the movement for the new Nazm in Urdu.
Urdu poet,critic and one of the pioneers of the progressive movement in Urdu literature. Close relation with Faiz Ahmad Faiz as their wives were sisters.
Prominent story writer and critic of Pakistan; known for his criticism on fiction.
A noted story writer and playwright from Pakistan; also a recipient of important awards of Pakistan.
Meesha Shafi is a model, actress and singer from Pakistan. She has appeared in Pakistani, Indian as well as Hollywood films.
One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu nazm. Known for his mystical association with Indian metaphysical tradition. Died young.
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