Humour and Satire

One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.

1911 -2002

Well-known poet and essayist, edited literary journal Nadeem, a class fellow of Syed Sulaiman Nadavi

1881 -1958

Prominent poet, prose writer and columnist, known for his humorous qitas and essays; worked on important positions in the government of Pakistan


A poet and Journalist. Famous especially for his humorous columns.

1904 -1955

One of the most prominent writers of humour and satire in pakistan.

1910 -1999

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

1896 -1982

Prominernt journalist and poet

1900 -1958

Pakistani poet known for his ghazal "kal chaudhanvi ki raat thi, shab bhar raha charcha tera".

1927 -1978

Noted Pakistani story writer and journalist; also wrote plays and travelogues.

1924 -1977

Prominent playwright, known for his masterpiece 'Anakali'; also wrote humorous pieces, and stories for children, apart from creating the memorable character of 'Chacha Chakkhan'.

1900 -1970

Popular humorist and satirist; known for his linguistic finesse and representations of social inequalities.

1910 -1980

A major descendant of the Chishti lineage

1879 -1955

A contemporary of Manto, associated with the Progressive Writers Movement, known for his stories of romance and social realism.

1914 -1977

One of the noted satirist and humourists in Urdu known for his broader vision of life; brother of major writer Asmat Chughtai.

1895 -1941

Urdu poet,critic and one of the pioneers of the progressive movement in Urdu literature. Close relation with Faiz Ahmad Faiz as their wives were sisters.

1902 -1958

Mujtaba Husain a prolific and critically acclaimed humourist in the field of Urdu literature. He was honored with the award of the much-coveted Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contributions to Urdu literature.

1936 -2020

Most prominent humorist and satirist of Pakistan; author of extraordinary works "Chiaargh Tale" and "Aab-e-Gum". He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the highest literary honours by the Government of Pakistan.

1923 -2018

One of the most read fiction and travelogue writers from Pakistan; known for his unique creativity and appeal.


Prominent Urdu poet known for his 'Qataat'.

1927 -1969

Patras Bokhari was an Urdu humourist, educator, essayist, broadcaster and diplomat from Pakistan. He is best known for his humorous writings in Urdu literature.

1898 -1958

Prominent satirist and humorist, known for his individual prose style. He was associated with the Urdu department of Aligarh Muslim university.

1892 -1977

One of the renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for writing some masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.

1912 -1955

A notable writer of romantic stories; also the wife of famous fiction writer Krishna Chandra.

1931 -2017

A celebrated humorist, satirist and short story writer, known for his individual tone of voice.

1920 -2000

Prominent humour writer, novelist, journalist, columnist who enjoyed wide popularity in the subcontinent. Honoured with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

1904 -1963

One of the most prominent critics from Pakistan

1906 -1971