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Asif Farrukhi
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Asif Farrukhi  is a Pakistani doctor, writer, translator and one of the founders of the Karachi Literature Festival. He has translated widely from English intoUrdu and vice versa. He has edited and compiled many anthologies of Pakistani writers. He also writes for Dawn and other newspapers, and periodicals on literature. He has published six collections of short stories and two collections of literary criticisms. He is currently editing and publishing a litetary miscellany in Urdu called Duniyazad, of which 19 issues have appeared to date. He is the son of renowned scholar Prof. Dr. Aslam Farrukhi and educationist Prof. Taj Begum Farrukhi.
Dr. Asif Farrukhi is associated with an international organization as a public health physician inKarachi. He was educated first at Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi and later studied medicine at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi and public health at Harvard University, United States. His professor and writer father and family background led him to contribute to literature in Pakistan.
From 1985 to 1993 he worked on the Faculty of the Aga Khan University under the supervision of the public health pioneer Prof. John H. Bryant.
In 2010, he collaborated with Ameena Saiyid of Oxford University Press, and the British Council to found the Karachi Literature Festival, the first of its kind in the city.
He is married, and has two daughters.
In 1995 he received the Prime Minister’s award for literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan.
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