Khalique Ibrahim Khalique

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Khalique Ibrahim Khalique
Born1 February 1926
Died29 September 2006
OccupationDocumentary Filmmaker
Spouse(s)Hamra Khalique
ChildrenHarris Khalique and Tariq Khalique

Khalique Ibrahim Khalique (Urdu: خلیق ابراہیم خلیق) (b. 1926 - d. 2006) was a Pakistani documentary filmmaker and writer.

Life and works[edit]

Khalique Ibrahim Khalique was born in Hyderabad in 1926. He received his early education in Lucknow but was later sent to Lahore and graduated from Punjab University. He began his film career as a script and dialogue writer with Information Films of India, in 1945 after moving from Lahore to Mumbai. Later, he decided to settle in Karachi in 1953.

Khalique was a well-known early documentary filmmaker of Pakistan. His films were exhibited the world over including at Cannes, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, Leningrad, New York City and Beijing during the 1960s and ’70s, and he won more than 20 prizes including merit awards from international festivals[citation needed], Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in 1969[citation needed] and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Karafilm Festival in 2003[citation needed]. He was also a poet and writer of some merit, with a number of publications.

Major documentary films[edit]

  • Ghalib (Urdu)
  • Pakistan Story (English) and its Urdu version Pakistan ki kahani
  • Pathway to Prosperity (English) and its Urdu version Khushhali ka rasta
  • One Acre of Land (English)
  • The Coconut Tree (English)
  • Pakistan siqafat kay ai'nay main (Urdu) and its English version Cultural Heritage of Pakistan
  • Architecture (English)
  • Journey through Darkness (English)
  • Buddha in Stone (English)
  • Quaid-i-Azam (Urdu)



  • Manzilein Gard Ke Manind (Memoirs)
  • Ujalon Ke Khwaab (Poetry)
  • Kamyab Nakam (Short Stories)
  • Aurat Mard Aur Dunya (Play)
  • Urdu Ghazal Ke Pachchees Saal (Literary Criticism)