Shafqat Tanvir Mirza
Shafqat Tanvir Mirza
|Born||6 February 1932|
|Died||20 November 2012 (aged 80)|
|Relatives||Tamkinat Ara (wife) (married in 1963)|
Tabashra Bano (daughter)
|Awards||Pride of Performance Award|
Shafqat Tanvir Mirza – known by many as STM (6 February 1932 – 20 November 2012) was a Pakistani writer and a journalist. He was also a journalist union leader and was sent to jail twice because of his activities on behalf of newspapers he worked for.
Early life and career
Born in the village of Domeli, in the Punjab province of Pakistan, he studied at schools in Chakwal, Khushab, Wazirabad, Attock, Bahawalnagar and at Gordon College, Rawalpindi. Mirza's earlier career centred on Rawalpindi, where he worked for the daily newspapers Tameer and Hilal, as well as at Radio Pakistan. In 1970, he joined Daily Musawat, subsequently moving on to Daily Imroze, where he became the editor. In the 1990s, Shafqat Tanvir Mirza joined the English language newspaper Dawn, where he contributed regular columns on Punjabi language and culture.
- Tehreek-i-Azadi Vich Punjab da Hissa (Punjabi)
- Adab Raheen Punjab de Tareekh (Punjabi)
- Resistance Themes in Punjabi Literature (English)
- Making of a Nation (English)
- Shah Hussain, a biography of 16th century Sufi poet (in Urdu language)
- Lahu suhag, a Punjabi translation of Blood Wedding by Garcia Lorca
- Booha Koeena, a Punjabi translation of No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre
- Akhia Sachal Sarmast nay, a translation of the Seraiki prose of Sachal Sarmast
Awards and recognition
- Shafqat Tanvir Mirza profile and Pride of Performance Award info on The Express Tribune newspaper Published 21 Nov 2012, Retrieved 17 July 2018
- Nazeer Kahut (20 November 2012). "Shafqat Tanvir Mirza is no more: Profile: A lifetime of activism". Academy of the Punjab in North America website (APNA). Retrieved 17 July 2018.
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