Khalid Ahmad

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Khalid Ahmed
Native name
خالد احمد
Born(1943-06-05)June 5, 1943
DiedMarch 19, 2013(2013-03-19) (aged 69)
Occupation
LanguageUrdu
NationalityPakistani
Notable awardsPride of Performance in 2011
Relatives

Khalid Ahmad (5 June 1943 – 19 March 2013) was a Pakistani Urdu poet and a newspaper journalist.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Ahmad was a newspaper columnist at the daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt at Lahore, Pakistan, where he used to write his column 'Lamha Lamha'.[1] He also was a poet and a playwright.[1] Two sisters of Khalid Ahmad Hajra Masroor and Khadija Mastoor are internationally famous Urdu language fiction writers. He received his MSc ( Masters of Science) degree and joined Water and Power Development Authority, (a government agency), as an employee at Lahore, Pakistan.

He also wrote several books such as:

  • Daraaz Palkoun Ke Saey Saey
  • Aik Muthi Hawa
  • Pehli Sada Parinday Ki
  • Hathailyoun Par Chiragh
  • Tashbeeb
  • Jadeed Tar Pakistani Adab
  • Num Grifta
  • Kajol Ghar
  • Khalid Ahmad had been publishing his monthly magazine 'Bayaz' for the last 22 years[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Death[edit]

Ahmad died on 19 March 2013 after suffering from lung cancer for a few months. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Khalid Ahmad passes away". The Nation (newspaper). 19 March 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ Khalid Ahmad's daily newspaper column on awaztoday.pk website Retrieved 20 March 2019
  3. ^ Zain Ahmed (22 March 2011). "Truly triumphant (Khalid Ahmad's Pride of Performance Award info included)". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 20 March 2019.