Web Desk (June 20, 2018): Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, a leading light of Urdu literature and a satire and humour writer, died today and left the hundreds of thousands of fans in mourn.
He was born on September 04, 1923 in a learned family of Jaipur, Rajasthan. His father Abdul Karim Khan Yousufi was chairman of the Jaipur Municipality, and later Speaker of the Jaipur Legislative Assembly.Yousufi 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 the partition of India, his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan. He has served Urdu literature through his life.
Yousufi has also served as the head of several banks and other national and international governmental and financial institutions.
He was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1999 and Hilal-i-Imtiaz Award in 2002, the highest literary honours by the Government of Pakistan.He joined Muslim Commercial Bank in 1950, became Deputy General Manager. Joined Allied Bank Ltd in 1965 as Managing Director.
In 1974 he became President of United Bank Ltd. In 1977 became Chairman of the Pakistan Banking Council. He was awarded Quaid-i-Azam Memorial Medal for distinguished services in banking.
The last book that the author penned before his death was titled Sham-e-Shehr-e-Yaraan which may translate to ‘fall of the companions’ city’. Yousufi was famed and admired among the literary circles who were fond of his unique way and tone of homour in his creations.