LIFE AT A GLANCE



1923, September 07


Born in Batala, India as the youngest sibling in a family of six brothers and three sisters.


1939, August 01


Matriculation, M. B. High School, Batala.



1941, October 01


Faculty of Arts, Dayal Singh College, Lahore.



1943, December 22


Bachelor of Arts, Government College, Lahore.



1944


Started radio broadcast work with All India Radio, Delhi.



1947, August 14


Migrated to Pakistan and joined the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation.



1949, October 07


Journeyed to United Kingdom to enroll at Lincolnís Inn for Barrister-at-Law degree. Concurrently worked for the BBC, London.

Initiated practice in the Chambers of Mr. D. N. Pritt (London), who later appeared for Maulvi Tameez-ud-Din in the case challenging the dissolution of Constituent Assembly by the then Governor General of Pakistan, on 24-10-1954. (PLD 1955 Sindh 96).




1954


Returned to Pakistan after completion of Barrister-at-Law degree and started law practice in Lahore, in the Chambers of Mr. Manzoor Qadir.



 

Presented literary and academic papers at various international forums and conferences. Tenured as Vice President of FILLM (International Federation of Modern Languages and Literatures) during the years 1969-1975. Organized an International Conference of the FILLM at Islamabad and Lahore in 1969.

Remained an active member of the Halqa-e-Arbab-e-Zauq Lahore where he read his various literary works including short stories and poetry. Also wrote book reviews and critiques for literary works of other authors. Some of these works appeared in literary publications over the years. Publication of a complete collection of all his writings is currently in progress.