KARACHI - Renowned prolific fiction writer, novelist and poet of Urdu Ibn-e-Safi was remembered on his death anniversary on Thursday.
Ibn-e-Safi was born on July 26, 1928 in the town ‘Nara’ of district Allahabad, India. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aligarh Muslim University.
In 1948, he started his first job at ‘Nikhat Publications’ as an Editor in the poetry department. His initial works date back to the early 1940s, when he wrote from India. After the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, he began writing novels in the early 1950s while working as a secondary school teacher and continuing part-time studies.
After completing his studies, having attracted official attention as being subversive in the independence and post-independence period, he migrated to Karachi, Pakistan in August 1952. He started his own company by the name ‘Israr Publications’. He died of pancreatic cancer on July 26, 1980 in Karachi, which was coincidentally his 52nd birthday.