Ahmad Bashir’s Urdu Essay Writing

احمد بشیر کی اُردو مضمون نگاری

  • Dr Riaz Ahmad Lecturer, Department of Urdu Govt. College University, Faisalabad
  • Dr Rabia Sarfaraz Head of Urdu Department Govt. College University, Faisalabad
Keywords: Amroz, Gaamma Pehalwaan, Qandeel, Social Justice, Chirree Kahaani, Iran.


"Ahmad Bashir was a renowned journalist and a literary icon of Urdu. He wrote essays / articles and columns equally in English and Urdu. Among the various of his journalistic and literary facets, sketch-writing, novel-writing and editorial-writing are worth-mentioning. He got education in film-making from America, and then started film-making and direction in Pakistan. He produced few documentaries, and made the first and the last to date belly film of Pakistan "Chirree Kahaani" that achieved an award in belly film festival of Iran. He chose journalism for making his livelihood, and learnt journalism from Charagh Hassan Hassrat in the daily "Amroz". He was called the founder of Urdu feature-writing. He wrote his debut feature on Gaamma Pehalwaan. After the daily "Amroz", he started writing for the weekly "Qandeel". He never sticked long to a newspaper owing to his truthfulness and ideological thoughts. He was a staunch socialist and flag-bearer of social justice.