Ashfaq Ahmed (Playwright) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Ashfaq Ahmed was a writer, playwright and broadcaster from Pakistan. He wrote several books in Urdu. His works included novels, short stories and plays for television and radio of Pakistan. He was awarded the President’s Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz awards for his services in the field of literature and broadcasting.

Born: August 22, 1925, Muktsar, Punjab, British India
Died: September 7, 2004, Lahore, Pakistan
Occupation: Writer, playwright, intellectual
Nationality: Pakistani
Genre: Fiction, non-fiction
Subject: Literature, philosophy, psychology, socialism
Notable works: Talqeen Shah, Aik Muhabbat So Afsaney, Gadariya, Tota Kahani, Mann Chale Ka Sauda, Zavia, Farhang Istalahaat
Notable awards: Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance
Spouse: Bano Qudsia
Children: Aneeq Ahmed Khan, Anees Ahmed Khan, Aseer Ahmed Khan
IMDb: Ashfaq Ahmed’s IMDb

About Ashfaq Ahmed

Indian author who published more than twenty books and received the Sitara-i-Imtiaz literary honor. His literary works include Zaviya, Gadaria, and Aik Muhabbat Sau Afsaney.

Before Fame

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


He became drawn to Sufism toward the end of his life.

Family Life

He 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.


Like fellow writer Chetan Bhagat, Ahmed was born in India.

Information related to Ashfaq Ahmed

  • PTV people
  • Urdu short story writers
  • Pakistani radio personalities
  • Urdu-language novelists
  • Pakistani literary critics
  • Pakistani philosophers
  • Writers from Lahore
  • Pakistani novelists
  • Radio personalities from Lahore
  • Urdu scholars
  • Pakistani dramatists and playwrights
  • Government College University, Lahore alumni
  • Nigar Award winners
  • Recipients of Sitara-i-Imtiaz
  • Pakistani scholars
  • Pakistani writers
  • Recipients of the Pride of Performance
  • Pakistani Muslims

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Latest information about Ashfaq Ahmed updated on September 06, 2020.

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