LAHORE (Staff Report) – The 61st death anniversary of great Urdu language short story writer of South Asia, Saadat Hasan Manto is being observed today.
Some of his publications are, Atishpare, Manto Ke Afsane, Dhuan, Afsane Aur Drame , Laazat-e-Sang, Thanda Gosht, Baghair Ijazt, Burque, Ratti, Masha, Tolah.
Saadat Hasan Manto was born on May 11, 1912 in British Indian. He migrated to Pakistan after partition in 1947.
He was tried for writing obscenity six for times; thrice before 1947 in British India, and thrice after independence in 1947 in Pakistan. However he was never convicted for the crime.
Later his writings about taboos of Pakistan and Indian society became his identity in literary circles worldwide.
He also wrote famous letters to Uncle Saim, which were published in English language as well.
Most of his lifetime Manto resided in Lahore. He died on January 18, 1955.
On January 18, 2005,Government of Pakistan also issued a postage stamp to commemorate his services on 50th death anniversary.The postage stamp read “Saadat Hasan Manto(1912-1955) Men of Letters.”
On August 14, 2012, Manto was honored with Nishan-e-Imtiaz award by Pakistani government.