Haider Qureshi

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Haider Qureshi
حیدر قر یشی
Born (1953-09-01) 1 September 1953 (age 63)
Rabwah, Chiniot District, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Poet, journalist
Known for Work in Urdu mahiya

Haider Qureshi (Urdu: حیدر قر یشی ‎), born Qureshi Ghulam Haider Arshad (Urdu: قر یشی غلا م حیدر ارشد ‎) on 1 September 1953 in Rabwah, Punjab,[1] is a Pakistani Urdu poet, writer and journalist.

Personal life[edit]

Qureshi was born in Rabwah, Chiniot District, Punjab, Pakistan[1] to a Seraiki-speaking family. His father Qureshi Ghulam Sarwar was from Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan. When Qureshi was still a child, he started to write his own verses.[1] After finishing secondary education in 1968, he wrote his first romantic story, working at a sugar mill. Later he obtained his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urdu literature in 1976. He wrote his first ghazal in 1971 which was subsequently published in a weekly magazine Lahore.[1]

Literary career[edit]

Qureshi was an active member of literary circles in Khanpur.[1] His five publications are related to anthologies of ghazal, nazm and mahiya. He had also penned short stories, sketches, inshaiya (light essays), a travelog of his pilgrimage to Mecca and a literary journal titled Umre-La ' haasil ka Haasil (The outcome of futile life).[1] He is also a strong supporter of Urdu mahiya and has been both praised and criticised for his work on mahiya in the poetry circles.[2][3]

He is the editor of the literary Urdu magazine Jadeed Adab,[4] first launched from Khanpur in 1978, and later from Germany.[5][6] Qureshi's poetry has been translated into English, Arabic, German and Turkish.

Most of his literary work is comprised in the book Umr-e-Lahaasil Ka Haasil, a Kulliyat of both poetry and prose.[7][8]


Dawn newspaper praised his poetry remarking;

"Haider's poetry is a rich blend of traditional Urdu and the local lingo. In it one can find numerous examples of 'linguistic liberty. He is perhaps the only living poet who deliberately uses an old Punjabi dialect in Urdu ghazal.....

The use of simple words, avoidance of complexity and creating a unique environment are praiseworthy. Be it ghazal, nazm or mahiya, the locale is visible in most of his poetry.[1]



  • Umr-e-Lahaasil Ka Haasil (The Outcome of Futile Life) – Education Publications House Delhi, India. 2009[7]
  • Sulgate Khaab – Tajdeed Ishaat Ghar Lahore, Islamabad, Pakistan. 1996[7]
  • Umr-e-Gurezaan – Tajdeed Ishaat Ghar Lahore, Islamabad, Pakistan. 1996[7]
  • Mohabbat ke Phool – Nayab Publications Lahore. 1997[7]
  • Ghazalien, Nazmein, Mahiye – Sarwar Adabi academy, Germany. 1998


  • Roshani ki Bisharat – Tajdeed Ishaat Ghar Lahore, Islamabad. 199[7]
  • Afsaane – Mayaar Publications Delhi, India. 1999
  • Atmi Jang – Mayaar Publications Delhi, India. 1996
  • Main Intezaar kerta hoon – Sahitia Bharat, Delhi, India. 1999
  • Meri Mohabbatein – Mayaar Publications Delhi, India. 1996–1998[7]
  • Soo-e-Hejaaz – Mayaar Publications Delhi, India. 2000–2004[7]

Research and critics books

  • Dr. Wazir Agha ahad saaz shakhshiyat – Nayab Publications Khan Pur, Pakistan. 1995
  • Urdu mein mahiya nigari – Farhad Publications Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 1999
  • Urdu mahiye ke bani Himmat Rai Sharma – Mayaar Publications Delhi, India. 1999

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Urdu Literature: His life`s work". Daily Dawn. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "ادب در ادب". Weekly Nidaimillat. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "ادب در ادب – اردو ماہیا". Weekly Nidaimillat. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "editorial board". Jadeed Adab. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "ادب در ادب". Weekly nidaimillat. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "From Germany with love". Daily The news International. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Book Review – 'Umr-e-Lahaasil Ka Haasil'". Daily times. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Of Pakhtun culture moot and PPS woes". Daily Mashriq. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 

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