Prominent Pakistani critic, researcher and columnist; an author of many books apart from 'Urdu Adab ki Tehreekein' and 'Urdu Afsaane Mein Dehaat ki Peshkash'; also assisted in editing several literary journals and newspapers
Freedom fighter, member of constituent assembly which drafted Indian Constitution. He gave the slogan "Inquilab Zindabad" during freedom movement. He was a devotee of Shri Krishna. He wrote the famous ghazal "chupke chupke raat din".