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Mansha Yaad
--: Biography of Mansha Yaad :--


Mansha Yad  was a distinguished writer and playwright from Punjab,Pakistan. He received Pride of Performance in 2004 from the government of Pakistan. He has won many other awards from many organizations across the globe.
His first short story appeared in 1955 & his first collection of stories was published in 1975. He has been continuously contributing Urdu and Punjabi stories to literary magazines. He has by now published 10 collections of short stories including one in Punjabi. A Novel in Punjabi Tanwan Tanwan Tara and many TV Serials & plays are also at his credit
Muhammad Mansha Yad was born in 1937 in Thattha Nushtar, a village close to Farooqabad, earlier known as Sachha Soda. He did hismatriculation from Hafizabad and got a diploma in engineering from Rasul College. He passed examinations of Fazil-e-Urdu in 1964, Bachelors in 1965, Masters in Urdu in 1967 and Master in Punjabi in 1972 from University of the Punjab.
He was married in Lahore to his cousin Farhat Nasim Akhtar in 1960. He has one daughter and three sons. His eldest son Farrukh Jamil is Vice Principal at Army Public School & College Rawalpindi and daughter Noma Shabnam is also teaching in a Model College for Girls in Islamabad. His son Dr. Amer Shakil is a Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas, Dallas, USA. The youngest sonKashif Naveed is Assistant Manager in a National Newspaper/ TV Channel in Islamabad.
Mansha Yaad joined the Pakistan Government Service in 1958 in PWD rehabilitation in Rawalpindi and Murree for about two years (1958–1960) as a Sub Engineer and by 1960 started working with the Federal Capital Commission which was later converted intoCapital Development Authority (CDA), Islamabad as an Sub Engineer. He served as Asstt. Engineer ,Executive Engineer, Public Relations Officer & Chief Complaints officer over time and retired as an Depputy Director in 1997.
After his retirement he lived in Islamabad at his residence known as “Afsana Manzil”  ( Tanslated: “Fiction Destination”) and is actively invested his time towards literature and getting involved in literary gathering as well as writing on encouragement of topics such as magnificence in life and significance of justice for printed and electronic media. Mr Mansha Yaad died from a heart attack on October 15, 2011 in Islamabad. 
  Writing for Television
A memorable drama by PTV Lahore centre in 1999 after Waris and an overall a great production. Based on Punjabi novel “Tanwa Tanwa Tara” by Mansha Yaad. The drama focuses on different societal issue of people both living in urban and rural areas such as the value of education, culture and justice.
  Porey Chand Ki Raat
  Literary Activities
  Halqa Arbab e Zauq
Mansha Yad founded Halqa Arbab e Zauq, Islamabad, the first prominent literary organization in the Capital city in 1972.
  Other Literary Organizations
He also founded some other literary organizations such as Likhnay Walon Ki Anjuman, Rabta, Bazame Kitab & Fiction Forum in Islamabad enriching the newly built city literarily & culturally.
§  Children and Gunpowder
§  The Eyes of Jacob
§  The Noose
§  Replica
  Awards and Recognitions
§  Baba Farid Adabi Award for Best Novel Writer Award, 2006
§  Life Time Achievement Award at 12th International Punjabi Conference, 2005
§  Pride of Performance for Novel and Short Story Writing, By Pakistan Government, 2004
§  Life Time Achievement Award by Writers Forum Islamabad, 2004
§  Punjabi Adbi Culture Sangat Award 2004
§  Awarded by Punjabi Likhari Forum UK for Literary Work 2004
§  Exceptional Performance Award by Sadai Adab International DFW Metroplex UK 2004
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