M. Athar Tahir

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M. Athar Tahir (born 1956) is a Pakistani civil servant who is also a poet, author, translator, painter and calligrapher.[1]

Early life[edit]

He studied at Lawrence College Ghora Gali Murree,[citation needed], University of the Punjab, Oxford University,[citation needed] England, and the University of Pennsylvania, United States.[citation needed]


Awards for his works include the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz[citation needed] for literature in 1998, the Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Award[citation needed] in 1990, and the National Book Council Prize in 1991.[citation needed][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shamsie, Muneeza (2006-09-30). "Of palm and cactus". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  2. ^ Aslam, Ihsan (2003-09-17). "THE HISTORY MAN: Athar Tahir's journey". Daily Times. Retrieved 2008-01-29.