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Selected Urdu Poetry (Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi)

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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi born Ahmad Shah Awan on 20 Nov 1916- died 10 July 2006 was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such poetry, fiction, criticism,journalism and art and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry was distinguised by his humanism, and his Urdu afsana(novel) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its depiction of rural cultre. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half century. He recieved the Pride of Performance award in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary work.

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