Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi passes away


Yesterday turned out to be the saddest day of the year with two tragic incidents. The first was an air crash while the second was death of the most prominent Urdu laureate Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi. Mr. Qasmi was admitted to Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore on Saturday night after he complained of difficluty in breathing. On monday morning, he died of cardiac arrest at 8:45 AM. He was 89.


Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was known as the Prem Chand of Punjab due to his realistic depiction of Punjab’s village life. He was such a multi-dimensional literary personality that encompassed the best qualities of an author, a writer, a poet, a columnist, an editor, a pioneer, and a legendary figure. In short, he was not less than a one-man institution of Urdu language & literature.

May his soul rest in peace, Amen!

1 Comment so far

  1. Raza (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 9:53 pm

    A sad momment indeed

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