Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reviving the Memories of Ashfaq Ahmed

Ashfaq Ahmed, (August 22, 1925 – September 7, 2004) was a distinguished

writer, playwright, broadcaster, intellectual and spiritualist from Pakistan. His prime qualities of heart and hand earned appreciations across the borders. He was regarded by many as the best Urdu Afsana (short-story) writer after Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai and Krishan Chander following the publication of his famous short-story "Gaddarya" [The Shepherd] in 1955.


Works

Aik hi boli
Aik Mohabbat 100 Dramey
Aik Muhabbat So Afsaney
Arz-e-musannif
Aur Dramey
Band Gali
Baba Sahiba
Dhandoraa - Talqeen Shah
Gadaria - Ujlay Phool
Gulldan
Hairat Kaadah
Hasart-e-Tameer
Jung Ba Jung
Khail Tamasha
Khatiya Watiyaa - Poetry
Man Chaley Ka Soda
MehmaansaraeyNangey Paoon
Safar Dar Safar
Safar e Maina
Shahla Kot
Shehre Aarzoo
Shora Shori - Talqeen Shah
Subhaey Ifsaney
Talism Hosh Afza
Tota Kahani
Uchay Buraj Lahore Dey
Waday e Jang
Zaviya - 1
Zaviya - 2
Zaviya - 3
Zaviya - 4
Zaviya - 5
Zaviya - 6

He used to say 'Allah aap ko aasaniyan ata farmaye aur aasaniyan taqseem karni ki toufeeq ata farmaye.' These words were from his hearts that nobody cab forget.