Aslam Farrukhi

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Aslam Farrukhi
اسلم فرخی
Aslam Farrukhi

(1923-10-23)23 October 1923
Lucknow, British India
Died15 June 2016 (2016-06-16) (aged 92)
Gulshan e Iqbal, Karachi
Occupationauthor, critic

Aslam Farrukhi, PP, (Urdu: اسلم فرخی‎) (23 October 1923 – 15 June 2016)[1] was an Urdu author, critic, poet, linguist, scholar and broadcaster from Pakistan.[2] He is also known for children's writings. He remained associated as Professor and Chairman with the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi, for many years.[citation needed]


Farrukhi was born on 23 October 1923 into a literary family of Lucknow, India. Most of his family members were poets and writers. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, he with his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan.[citation needed]


Farrukhi taught at Sindh Muslim College and at Karachi University, where he also served as registrar.[3] (His son is scholar Dr. Asif Farrukhi.[4]) He was associated as professor and chairman with the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi, for many years, and with Radio Pakistan for more than six years.[citation needed] He was among the country's few writers of children's literature.[citation needed] He has contributed to several literary magazines as an editor.[citation needed]


Dr Aslam Farrukhi died on June 15, 2016 in Gulshan e Iqbal, Karachi and was buried in Karachi University Graveyard on June 16, 2016 after Zohar Prayer.[5]


  • Muhammad Hussain Azad - Hayat-o-Tasaneef
  • Guldasta-e-Ahbab
  • Aangann main Sitaray
  • Farid-o-Fard Fareed
  • Dabistan-e-Nizam(Publisher:Pakistan Writers Cooperative Society)
  • Bachon ke Sultan jee
  • Bachon ke Ranga Rung Amir Khusraw

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Awards". Retrieved 2012-02-27.[dead link]
  2. ^ Salman, Peerzada (16 June 2016). "Scholar Aslam Farrukhi dies". Dawn. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Urdu has adequate scientific terminology". The Dawn. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  4. ^ Mutaher, Zia (15 February 2004). "AUTHOR: Asif Farrukhi: Carving a niche". The Dawn. Retrieved 4 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Obituary: Dr Aslam Farrukhi — gentleman, stylist and a teacher

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