Shafiq-ur-Rahman was one of Pakistan’s foremost comedians and one of the most popular writers of his time. He also wrote fiction and became famous in this genre of literature, but writing humor is his hallmark among ordinary readers. Today is the death anniversary of Shafiqur Rahman. He left this world on March 19, 2000.
Shafiq-ur-Rahman was born on November 9, 1920 in Kala Noor, Rohtak district. After completing his MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, he joined the medical department of the Indian Army during the British era. After the formation of Pakistan, he became part of the Pakistan Army and was promoted to the rank of Major General.
During his student days he adopted the profession of science and literature and writing and started a series of comic writing along with romantic fictions and also gave it a chance to work. Shafiq-ur-Rahman was fond of travel, sports and art in his youth and youth.
The collection of writings of this eminent Urdu humorist was first published in 1943 under the name Shagofe. His books were later published as Waves, Mudujzar, Flight, Crap, Regret, More Crap, Tiger, Rays and Darice and received great acclaim. The popularity of Shafiq-ur-Rahman can be gauged from the fact that great comedians like Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi in one of his interviews stated that he was initially very inspired by Shafiq-ur-Rahman and tried to write in his style.
Apart from a novel and a collection of short stories, the translated novel also came out in the form of a book. Shafiq-ur-Rahman wrote on subjects other than literature and his articles related to economics and health and disease have been published in book form.
After his retirement from the army, he also served as the President of the Pakistan Academy of Letters from 1980 to 1986. Government of Pakistan declared Hilal-e-Imtiaz for him after his death. He is buried in the Military Cemetery, Rawalpindi.