Birth anniversary of veteran literary scholar and poet Ahmad Shah Awan commonly known as Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi is being observed today.
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was born on 20th November 1916 at Koranga in Khushab tehsil of Sargodha.
In 1947, he joined the editorial board of the reputed journal “Savera” and was elected Secretary-General of Progressive Writers Association, Pakistan.
Qasmi’s collections of short stories include Chaupal, Bagooley, Tulu-o-Ghuroob, Girdaab, Sailaab, Aanchal, Aabley, Aas Paas, Dar-o-Deewaar, Sannata, Bazaar-e-Hayaat.
His poems are collected in Rim Jhim, Jalaal-o-Jamaal, Shola-i-Gul, Dasht-e Wafaa, Muheet, Dawaam, Tehzeeb-o-Fan, Dhadkanein, Lauh-e Khaak, Arz-o-Sama and Noor-e Jamaal.
His critical books are Adab aur Taleem ke Rishtey Pas-e Lafz, and Maaeni ki Talaash.