Rahim Gul

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Rahim Gul (1924 - 28 April 1985) was a famous Urdu Pakistani writer, literary critic, author film director and film producer. With various books of fiction, criticism, biography and art to his credit, Rahim Gul was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. He is best known for his last and the most widely read novel "Jannat Ki Talash".

Early life[edit]

Rahim Gul was born in Shakardara, Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He received his early ediucation from Kohat and joined British Army in 1941 then remain engaged in Burma fronts during Second World War. Soon after the end of war he left army and came to Lahore, started writing for various magazines and papers.


Rahim Gul is the author of many books and has been honored with Adamjee Award on his book " Dastan Chour Aey".He wrote, directed and produced various Urdu and pashto films. He has been writing columns in Daily jang for many years.He also started writing stories for films and due to his unique writing style, achieved a good name in film industry. He then produced and directed various Urdu and Pashto movies which brought him in line with famous names of film industry of that time.


Rahim Gul died on 28 April 1985 [1] due to kidney failure at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore. He is survived by four children, Adeem Adil, Waseem Qaiser, Huma Gul and Faiq Khayyam Tariq Hussain, Riaz hussain .


  • Woh Ajnabi Apna [2]
  • Peyyas Ka Darya [3]
  • Zehr Ka Darya
  • Dastan Chhor Aey (Biography) (Adamjee Award)
  • Tun Tara Ra
  • Jannat Ke Talash
  • Wadi e Gumaan Main
  • Khad o Khal
  • Portraits
  • Tarranum
  • Sarhadi Uqab


  • Lagan (1960) (Urdu) ref imdb
  • Naghma e Dil (1960) (Urdu)
  • Habu (1961) (Urdu)
  • Barat (1963) (Urdu)
  • Misal (1966) (Urdu)
  • Gul Makai Musa Khan (1971) (Pashto)[4]
  • Ahtejaj (1979) (Urdu)
  • Ajab Khan Afridi (1964) (Pashto)
  • Ahtjaj (1978) (Urdu)
  • Rivaj (1979) (Pashto)


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