For the author of Gentleman Bismillah, see Colonel Ashfaq Hussain
Hussain in 2010
|Born||1 January 1951|
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Alma mater||University of Karachi|
|Notable awards||Presidential Pride of Performance|
Ashfaq Hussain Zaidi, PP, (born 1 January 1951) is a leading modern Urdu poet and an author of more than 10 books of poetry and literary criticism. He is considered by many as the foremost expert on the life and works of great Urdu poets Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ahmad Faraz and also on Progressive Writers Movement. For his contributions to Urdu literature, Hussain was awarded the Presidential Pride of Performance from the government of Pakistan.
- Faiz Ek Jaiza (1977)
- Aitabar (1979)
- That Day Will Dawn (1985)
- Neendar Nal Rishta (1986)
- Hum Ajnabi Hain (1992)
- Faiz Habib e Amberdast (1992)
- Faiz ke Maghrabi Hawaley (1993)
- Faiz shakhsiat aur fun (2006)
- Ahmad Faraz: yadoon ka ek sunehra waraq (2008)
- Aashian Gum Karda (2009)
- Mein Gaya Waqt Nahin Hoon(2010)(Published in India)
- Sheeshoan Ka Masiha (2011)
- Deewar-e-Dabastan Par (2012)
His Urdu poetry has been translated in English and Punjabi.
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- Khan, Aaqib (11 February 2011). "Centennial celebration: To an enduring symbol of resistance – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- "KARACHI: Tribute paid to Ashfaq Hussain -DAWN – Local; December 18, 2003". Archives.dawn.com. 18 December 2003. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ashfaq Hussain.|
- Official website
- Urdu Conference Begins Today, Pakistan Press Foundation, November 26, 2008
- The Daily News Karachi, March 27, 2010
- Hussain hopeful for Urdu literature, The Daily News Karachi, August 17, 2010[permanent dead link]
- Glowing tributes paid to acclaimed poet, The News International, April 9th 2011
- Faiz Ahmed Faiz aur Ashfaq Hussain, BBC News Urdu, January 12, 2012