Ashfaq Ahmed
Ashfaq Ahmed

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Name: Ashfaq Ahmed
Occupation: Playwright
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 22, 1925
Death Date: Sep 7, 2004 (age 79)
Age: Aged 79
Country: India
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Ashfaq Ahmed

Ashfaq Ahmed was born on August 22, 1925 in India (79 years old). Ashfaq Ahmed is a Playwright, zodiac sign: Leo. Find out Ashfaq Ahmednet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


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As per our current Database, Ashfaq Ahmed died on Sep 7, 2004 (age 79).

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Before Fame

He worked for Radio Azad Kashmir before becoming a professor of Urdu studies at Dayal Singh College, Lahore and later, Rome University.

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Ahmed was born on 22 August 1925 in Muktsar, Punjab, British India, in an ethnic Pashtun family of the Mohmand tribe. His early education was in Muktsar.


Shortly before the partition of India in 1947, he migrated to Pakistan and settled in Lahore, Punjab. He completed a Master of Arts degree in Urdu literature from Government College Lahore. Bano Qudsia, his wife and companion in Urdu literary circles, was his classmate at the Government College.


Ahmed wrote over thirty books. His short story (afsana), Gaddarya (The Shepherd) earned him early fame in 1955.


In 1962, Ashfaq Ahmed started his radio program, Talqeen Shah (The Preacher) which made him popular among the people in towns and villages. He was appointed director of the Markazi Urdu Board in 1966, which was later renamed as Urdu Science Board, a post he held for 29 years. He remained with the board until 1979. He also served as an adviser in the Education Ministry during Zia-ul-Haq's regime.


On 7 September 2004, Ahmed died of pancreatic cancer. He was buried in Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan.

In November 2004, Allama Iqbal Open University staff organized an event in Islamabad to pay tributes to Ahmed. At this event, Chairman, National Language Authority, Fateh Muhammad Malik stated that with the death of Ashfaq Ahmed, a vacuum had been created in the literary world of Pakistan. Chairman, Pakistan Academy of Letters, Iftikhar Arif also paid tribute to him as a dynamic literary figure and said that one of his priorities had always remained welfare of the people.

Family Life

Ashfaq was married to fellow writer Bano Qudsia. Born in India, he later moved to Pakistan and also spent time in Europe and the United States.

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