Abdul Hameed (writer)

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Abdul Hameed
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Born Abdul Hameed
1928[1]
Amritsar, British India
Died 29 April 2011 (aged 83)[2]
Lahore, Pakistan[2]
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, playwright and broadcaster
Notable works Ambar, Naag & Maria, Tahly Thallay (TV serial), Ainak Wala Jin (A TV serial for children)
Notable awards Pride of Performance Award in 1997[3]
Years active 1955 - 2011
Website
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Abdul Hameed (Urdu: اے۔ حمید-‎; 1928 – 29 April 2011) was an Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan. He was also mainly known for writing a popular children's TV play Ainak Wala Jin (1993) for Pakistan Television Corporation which was broadcast on PTV during the mid-1990s.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Hameed was born in 1928 in Amritsar, British India.[1] He completed his high school education in Amritsar and migrated to Lahore after the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and finished some college education in Pakistan as a private candidate and joined Radio Pakistan, Lahore as an assistant script editor.[2] After working at Radio Pakistan for several years, he became a fiction book writer.[1]

Writer[edit]

Hameed's first collection of short stories 'Manzil Manzil' received popular acclaim and he became recognized romantic short story writer. Apart from writing short stories and novels, he wrote columns for national newspapers. He also wrote plays for radio and television.[2]

He has written more than 200 books. Urdu She'r Ki Dastan, Urdu Nasr ki Dastan (in which he has given information about the prose literature of many Urdu prose writers from Banda Nawaz Gesu Daraz to the recent prose writers of Deccan and Gujrat), Mirza Ghalib, Dastango Ashfaq Ahmad and Mirza Ghalib Lahore Meini are his most famous books.[4]

His drama Ainak Wala Jin was popular with children in the 1990s. Moreover, his fantasy series of 100 novels for children known as the Ambar Naag Maria Series increased his popularity. He was awarded Pride of Performance by the Government of Pakistan.[3]

His novels[edit]

  • Hatam Tai ( novel in 7 parts)

1. Hatam Tai Lahore mein 2. Hatam Tai Dehli mein 3.Hatam Tai Paris mein 4.Hatam Tai Lebanon mein 5. Hatam Tai London mein 6. Haatam Tai Afriqa mein 7. Hatam Tai Israel mein

  • His other novels are listed below:
  1. Doobay Jahaz Ka Raaz
  2. Sona Gachi Ki Ratain
  3. Ahraam Kay Devta
  4. Sher Maidaan e Jang
  5. Mera Dost Mera Dushman
  6. Ganga Kay Pujari Naag
  7. Veeran Haweli Ka Asaib (2 Parts)
  8. Gulstan e Adab ki Sunehri yadain
  9. Daastango (Ashfaq Ahmed & A Hameed)
  10. Sanp Devdasi Aur Commando
  11. Atoon Series
  12. Paris Ki Rangeen Raatian
  13. Paris Ki Sunehri Raatian
  14. Balidan (02 Parts)
  15. Janoobi Hind Kay Janglon Main
  16. Toofan Ki Raat
  17. Asiab Zada Taboot
  18. Jabroo (2 Parts)
  19. Kashmir Ke Shaheen (Part 1)
  20. Kashmir Ke Shaheen (Part 2)
  21. Kashmir Ke Shaheen (Part 03)
  22. Watan ke Sarfrosh (05 Part)
  23. Kargal Kay Shaheen
  24. Pur Israr Mandar
  25. Zonash
  26. Target Israel
  27. Barf Bari Ki Raat
  28. Jahanum Kay Pujari
  29. Talash e Mohabbat
  30. Shamshan
  31. Khushbu Ki Talash
  32. Weeran Jazeeray
  33. Lahore Ki Batain
  34. Rangoon Say Faraar
  35. Gulistan e Adab Ki Sunehri Yaadein
  36. Aur Chanar Julty Rahy
  37. Peela Udas Chand
  38. Bhayanak Nagri
  39. Champakali
  40. Laash Bheeg Rahi Thi
  41. Nariyal Ka Phool
  42. Ehram-E-Misr Say Farar
  43. Aaton Mount Kay Darwazay Par
  44. Harappa Ki Nagin
  45. Undlas Ki Aakhri Shama
  46. Barish Mein Judai
  47. Khazan Ka Geet
  48. Dekho Shehar Lahore
  49. Phool Udas Hain
  50. Qartaba Ki Khamosh Azaanein

Commando series[edit]

  1. KAID SE FARAR, QAID SE FRAR
  2. MURDON KE SRAAY
  3. Zeher Ka Pyala
  4. PHANSI KE TAKHTAY PAR
  5. Sirinagar Kay Sherdil
  6. Qartaba Ki Khamosh Azaanein
  7. Samander Mein Dhamakha
  8. Hands Up by A Hameed – Commando Series 7
  9. Commando boy ka frrar

Maria series[edit]

  1. NEELI ANKHAIN ANMBAR MARIA SERIES
  2. Qabar Ki Awaz Anmbar Maria And Naag series
  3. NAAG ZINDA HAY, ANBAR MARIA SERIES NO 21
  4. Qaid SE FARAR AMBAR NAAG MARIA SERIES NO 14
  5. MAKDAY KA JAAL SERIAL NO 9 ANMBAR MARIA AND NAAG SERIES
  6. HADAPPA KA SHEESH NAAG ANMBAR MARIA AND NAAG SERIES
  7. Ambar, Naag, Maria Series Roohon Ka Shehir
  8. BADRUHOON KA MASKAN ANMBAR MARIA SERIES NO
  9. SHEHZADAY KA AGHWA ANMBAR NAG MARIA SERIES

Maut Ka Taaqub Series (Ambar Naag Maria)[edit]

  1. Misar Ki Malika (مصر کی ملکہ)
  2. Firaun ki tabahi( فرعون کی تباہی)
  3. Phansi Kay Takhtay Par(پھانسی کے تختےپر)
  4. Shahzaday Ka Aghwa(شہزادے کا اغوا)
  5. Roohon Ka Shehar (روحوں کا شہر)
  6. Harappa Ka Shees Nag( ہڑپا کا شیش ناگ)
  7. Zehar Ka Piala(ذہر کا پیالا)
  8. Murdoon Kay Siraye
  9. Makray Ka Jaal (مکڑے کا جال)
  10. Main Saanp Hoon (میں سانپ ہوں)

Death[edit]

Abdul Hameed died on 29 April 2011 at the age of 83.[2] His funeral was attended by many fellow writers including Ata ul Haq Qasmi and the veteran journalist Mujibur Rehman Shami. His literary contributions were acknowledged and comments were made that it was a great loss for the literary circles of Pakistan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.thefridaytimes.com/13052011/page20.shtml, Profile of Abdul Hameed (writer) on The Friday Times newspaper, Published 13 May 2011, Retrieved 10 Nov 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e f "'Ainak wala jin' creator A Hameed passes away". The Express Tribune. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 10 Nov 2016. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/04/05/a-hameeds-silence/, Abdul Hameed (writer)'s Pride of Performance Award on Pakistan Today newspaper, Published 5 April 2011, Retrieved 22 Jan 2017
  4. ^ http://lahore.city-history.com/personalities/a-hameed/, Profile of Abdul Hameed (writer) on lahore.city-history.com website, Retrieved 22 Jan 2017
  5. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/624774, 'Renowned fiction writer A. Hameed laid to rest' on Dawn newspaper, Published 29 April 2011, Retrieved 10 Nov 2016