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Fikr Taunasvi
--: Biography of Fikr Taunasvi :--


Fikr Taunsvi (Ram Laal Bhatia) was a satirist and wrote 20 books in Urdu and 8 in Hindi. He was born in October 17, 1918 in a village of Taunsa Sharif. He studied up to higher secondary school at Taunsa Sharif but could not pursue higher education due to adverse conditions. At the age of 18, Fikr started working as calligrapher with weekly newspaper 'Kisan' in Shekhupura. After a year, he started working with an British businessman as a dyer. Soon, he left this job also and started painting walls and signboards. For sometime, he worked as a teacher with Arya High School, Dera Ghazi Khan and later quit the job and started an agency for hair oil called Tel Special Chambeli and suffered losses. After this, he came to Lahore and worked as a clerk with Punjab Book Depot. Fikr joined as a clerk in 1942 with monthly Adab-e-Latif when Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was its editor and joined its editorial. Fikr also brought out 'Savera' jointly with Mumtaz Mufti. He migrated to Jullandhar and then Delhi after partition of the sub-continent and continued to writer a regular column 'Pyaz ke Chilke' with daily Milap. He died on September 12, 1986.


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