Nation remembers Saadat Hassan Manto on 63rd death anniversary!

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Nation observes 63rd death anniversary of renowned Urdu writer, playwright and author Saadat Hassan Manto today.

Manto was a writer whose life story became a subject of intense discussion and self observation. He was famous for his stunningly powerful writing, But  then, what he wrote about was powerful enough by itself.

In his early 20s he translated Russian, French and English short stories into Urdu, and through studying the work of western writers he learned the art of short story writing.

Manto was born on May 11, 1912. Manto produced 20 collections of short stories, five collections of radio dramas, three of essays and one novel. He not only improved Urdu literature but also influenced other writers to look into the psyche of a mankind.

Some of his works have been translated in other languages as well.

He died on this day in 1955 in Lahore. On August 14, 2012, Manto was awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz award by the Government of Pakistan.

Some of his creative sayings are shown below:

 

 

 

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