Renowned Humourist, Satirist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi Passes Away, Leaves Fans Bereaved

Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi, who died on Wednesday, was the most widely read Urdu humour and comic writer in the second half of the twentieth century. Yousafi’s death has saddened lovers and practitioners of Urdu language and literature.

About the late author

Born in a learned family of Jaipur, Rajasthan on 4 September 1923, Yusufi completed his early education in Rajputana and earned B.A. from Agra University while M.A. Philosophy and LL.B from Aligarh Muslim University.

After partition of India and formation of Pakistan, his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan.

Yousufi was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1999 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2002, the highest literary honour given by the government to civilians.

His famous works include Chiragh Talay, Khakam-ba-dahan, Zarguzasht, Aab-E-gum and Sham-e-Shahr-e-Yaaraan.

Fans and followers expressed grief over the death of the legendary satirist and termed his death a great loss for the Urdu literature.