Death anniversary of humorist Col Muhammad Khan observed. October 23, 2018

19th death anniversary of foremost humorists in Urdu literature, Colonel Muhammad Khan was observed on Tuesday.

He was born on 1910 in the village of Balkasar, Punjab in British India.

He also served in the Indian Army of the undivided British India and was a veteran of World War II. While serving in Pakistan Army, he wrote his first book Bajung Aamad which was a humorous autobiography. This book became extremely popular and became one of the most famous books in Urdu literature.

The success of his first book earned him critically acclaimed prominence among Urdu humorists and he is considered one of the most influential authors of this genre.

In 1974, he went on a tour of the UK and later published his account of the UK tour in “Basalamat Ravi”.

Later he published another book, Bazam Arayan, a collection of semi autobiographical short stories. He died on October 23, 1999.