Zafar Mairaj

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Zafar Mairaj
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Born Syed Zafar Mairaj Mashwani.
(1968-09-11) 11 September 1968 (age 45)
Quetta, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani.
Occupation Civil engineer, drama writer, lyricist, poet, short-story writer.
Years active 1991–present
Religion Sunni Muslim
Awards Lux Style Award, National drama award for best writer

Zafar Mairaj (Urdu: ظفر معراج‎) born on 11 October 1968, at Quetta, Balochistan, is a Pakistani drama writer,[1][2] lyricist, and short story writer. He primarily writes in Urdu, but has also written in Brahui, and Balochi. He has written more than 50 drama serials, drama series, short plays and telefilms, for National television PTV (Pakistan Television) as well as for most of the private channels in Pakistan like Geo TV, AAJ TV, ARY Digital, Indus Vision, TVOne Global, Hum TV etc. He has won National Drama awards.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Syed (Mashwani) house fathered by Mohammad Mairaj. He matriculated from Helper public school, Quetta and for intermediate he went to Tameer-e-Nau Public College, Quetta. He got the Bachelors degree in civil engineering from Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar. He is the Head of Civil Department at the Government College of Technology, Quetta.

His earliest interaction with literature was as a child, when his grandmother would read the works of Hafiz, Roomi and Jami to him. While he was a college student he wrote short stories, columns in magazines and newspapers, and participated in literary events. He worked as a journalist for a while until he wrote his first long play "Amarbail" for PTV in 1991.

Career[edit]

He chose the problems of the Lower Middle Class as a theme for his writing, as he himself belonged to the same deprived class of the society. A social theme along with bold and blunt style of writing about life's harsh realities makes him stand out from other writers. Till now he has written more than 50 dramas for TV channels.

For PTV[edit]

Drama Year
Amarbail 1991
Shantul (in Balochi language) 1994
Shantul ( in Urdu language) 1995
Safar 1995
Ijazat 1997
Dozakh 1997
Daddy 2001
Kisay Wakeel karain 2001
Werdi 2004
Masuri 2004,2009&2012
Ladla 2005
Koh zade (independent play on 2005 Kashmir earthquake) 2006
Pakistan ka matlab kya...! (independent play) 2007
Lyari express 2007
Darwaza 2009
Intezar 2010
Ghar ki khatir 2010
Kesi yeh agan 2011

For satellite channels[edit]

Drama Year Channel
Ajnabi 1996 Zee tv
Allap 2002 Indus TV Network
Sufaid posh 2004 Geo tv
Muqadddas 2005 ARY tv
Maa aur Mamta (drama series) 2006 Indus Vision
Vanee 2007 Geo TV
Shikwah 2007 Geo TV
Aurat Aur Chardiwaari (drama series) 2007 ARY TV
Mehmaan 2008 ARY TV
Mann se pocho 2008 TV ONE
Mulaqat 2009 Hum TV
Ishq ki inteha 2009 GEO TV
Zafar mairaj ki kahaniyan (drama series) 2010 Hum TV
Palki 2011 Hum TV
Ashk 2012 GEO TV

Awards and nominations[edit]

Drama Year Award Nominated/winner
shantul 1996 PTV Award Winner – best writer drama serial
Ijazat 1997 PTV Award Nominated – best writer drama serial
Kisay wakeel karain 2001 PTV Award Nominated – best writer drama serial
Masuri 2004 PTV Award Nominated – best writer drama serial
Kohzade 2006 PTV prize Winner – best writer independent play
Maa aur mamta 2006 Indus drama award Winner – best writer drama series
Pakistan ka matlab kya! 2007 PTV prize Winner – best writer independent play
Aurat aur chardiwari 2007 Indus drama award Winner – best writer drama series
Vanee 2007 Lux Style Award Nominated – best drama serial
Lyari Express 2007 Lux Style Award Winner – best drama serial
Lyari express 2007 PTV Award Winner – best writer drama serial
Pehla pathar 2008 PTV prize Winner – best writer telefim
Darwaza 2010 PTV Award Nominated – best writer drama serial
Darwaza 2010 Lux Style Award Nominated – best drama serial

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shazia Anwar (01-11-09). "Zafar Mairaj". Humsay Magazine 6 (26). Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  2. ^ The Herald, Volume 38, Issues 4–6. 2007. 

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