Pen Name : 'sarmad'
Real Name : Sarmad Sahbai
Born : 19 Nov 1945
sab kī apnī manzileñ thiiñ sab ke apne rāste
ek āvāra phire ham dar-ba-dar sab se alag
sab ki apni manzilen thin sab ke apne raste
ek aawara phire hum dar-ba-dar sab se alag
Poet, Playwright, Director Sarmad Sahbai is one of the most prominent poets of Pakistan today. He studied at Government College Lahore and was known for his poetry injecting fresh imagery and modern idioms to Urdu poetry. After college he joined PTV where he wrote his first tele-play. The Lampost (1968) for which he was charge sheeted by the government. He continued to write plays and produced the first original Punjabi play at government college, Tu Kaun? (1971) this was followed by several other successful plays, notably The Dark Room (1971) and Phandey (1972). Three collections of poetry has been published so far.