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Majeed Lahori
Poet/Writer
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Majeed Lahori

Majeed Lahori (1913-1957) was a poet, journalist and prose writer. Born in 1913 in Gujrat (Punjab), he was associated with several different newspapers. He started writing columns in the daily Azad, Lahore, two years prior to partition. Later moving to Karachi, he wrote a regular humorous column in the daily Jang under the title Harf o HikayatThereafter, he published his own fortnightly magazine Namakdaan. He passed away in 1957 in Karachi. His poetry collection Kaan-e-Namak was published posthumously in 1958.


His book contains a selection of satirical and humorous poetry by the well-known poet, journalist, and columnist Majeed Lahori. Lahori was popularly acclaimed for his humorous writings, often featuring such fictional characterisations as as Ramzani, Seth Tyre Jee Tube Jee, and Saeen Sulaiman Baadshah. The political and social situation of Pakistan at the time of its creation can clearly be discerned in his poetry. A few non-humorous pieces have also been included to give the readers a feel of what his poetry actually was as a whole. Lahori's work comprised various poetic genres, including ghazals, nazms, songs, parodies, and other forms of verse popular in Urdu.

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