Khwaja Razi-ul-Hasan Ansari was born on 23 April 1933 in Saharanpur. He did his graduation from Osmaniya University. After partition, he moved to Pakistan and started living in Karachi. He completed his Masters from Karachi University. He began his professional life with the Radio Pakistan. He was not only a good poet but a seasoned dramatist as well. He used the pen name, Shoq. In the last days of his life he was suffering from heart problems that became the cause of his death on 22 January 1999 in Karachi. Mere Mosam Mere Khwab and Jast are the collections of his poetry. The prestigious Allama Iqbal award was conferred upon him posthumously in 2005.