Anwar Masood

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Not to be confused with Anwar Maqsood, A Scriptwriter
Anwar Masood
Born Anwar Masood
(1935-11-08) November 8, 1935 (age 80)
Gujrat, British India (now Pakistan)
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Poet

Anwar Masood (Urdu: انورمسعود‎), (born November 8, 1935) is a Pakistani poet known for his comic poetry, however, his works include other genres as well. He writes in Punjabi, Urdu and Persian language.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Masood was born in Gujrat, but his family moved to Lahore in 1935. He got his basic education there. Later his family moved back to Gujrat again and he studied in a public school in Gujrat. He also completed his secondary education there. He received Bachelor of Arts degree from Govt. Zamindar college Gujrat. He obtained his master's degree in Persian from Oriental College, Lahore in 1961 and got a gold medal. He began teaching in Government Islamia High School in Kunjah, Punjab. He has been teaching as a lecturer and a professor in different colleges in Punjab from 1962 to 1996 and he was also a member of the visiting faculty of Government College University, Lahore in the renowned Department of Humanities. He retired from the teaching profession in 1996.

His Poetry[edit]

Masood is a multilingual poet of Urdu and Punjabi. His most popular poetry is in Punjabi. His poetry gives the message of the original and pure culture of Punjab. Masood is a unique Punjabi poet who is popular among the masses. The way he has described the different aspects of life in his poetry have never been described before.[2] Some of his poems are so popular that wherever he goes in the Punjab, people like to listen to them again and again. The most popular among them are Anar Kali Diyan Shanan, Aj Kee Pakaeay, Banyan, Juman Bazaar, Jehlum Dey Pul Tey, Ambri[3] and many others.Anwar Masood has performed in many international communities and is popular worldwide.[4]


Masood certifying the launch of the Western Punjabi Wikipedia
  • Mela Akhhyan Da (Punjabi)
  • Guncha Phir Laga Khilnay (Urdu)
  • Hun Ki Karyay (Punjabi)
  • Shakh-e-Tabassum (Urdu)
  • Ek Dareecha Ek Charag (Urdu)
  • Maili Maili Dhoup (Urdu)
  • Banyan (Punjabi)
  • Lassee Te Cha' (Punjabi)
  • Ambri (Punjabi)
  • Anarkali Dian Shanan ( Punjabi)
  • Jehlum Dey Pul Tay (Punjabi)
  • Mobile Telephone (Punjabi)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ہالینڈ کی خپریں". Daily Dharti. Retrieved 20 September 2011. , Retrieved 28 August 2015
  2. ^ "An exclusive Interview with Anwar Massood for the first time on Internet". Contact Retrieved 2012-06-05. , Retrieved 28 August 2015
  3. ^ Ambri (poem), Retrieved 28 August 2015
  4. ^ [1], Special Night with poet Anwar Masood, Daily Times Newspaper, 15 November 2012 issue,Lahore,Pakistan, Retrieved 28 August 2015

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