Anwar Masood is a great writer of Urdu and Punjabi in Pakistan. He is the author of not only Urdu but his work also includes Punjabi and Persian. His work encircles different fields of writing and other genres as well. His primary field is poetry. In Punjabi poetry, he got famous as one of the top humorous poets of Pakistan. His humorous Punjabi poetry entertains people, and the masses enjoy listening to his funny poems. The people cannot control their laughing when they listen to his comedy poetry in his voice.
Early life and Education:
Anwar Masood was born on November 8, 1935, in Gujrat, a renowned city in Punjab, Pakistan. But after his birth, his family moved to Lahore in 1935. He got his early education from Lahore, but his family returned to Gujrat again. He again got admitted to Gujrat’s public school to continue his studies, where he completed his secondary education. After completing his early and secondary education, he got admission to Zamindara College, Gujrat, from where he completed his degree of Bachelor.
Later, he came to Lahore and got admission to Oriental College, Old Campus, and the University of Punjab. Here, he earned his master’s degree in Persian in 1961. He got the first position in his session and got a gold medal.
After completing his master, Anwar Masood started to teach as a teacher. He started his career at Government Islamia High School, Kunjah, Punjab, but with the passage of time continued to teach in different colleges in Punjab during 1962-66. Anwar Masood also has been a member of visiting teachers at GC University in the Department of Humanities. He retired as a teacher in 1996.
Anwar Masood Funny Poetry
As it has been explained, Anwar Masood is a multilingual poet, but his Punjabi poetry is very prominent out of all languages. His Urdu poetry is also well appreciated. The whole of his poetry gives us a lesson about our social lives because his poetry directly links with the straightforward and pure culture of Punjab. If anyone wants to know about the essential features of Punjabi culture, they must go through the poetry of Anwar Masood. Due to his honest and pure thought-provoking poetry, Anwar Masood is very appreciated by the masses of Pakistan.
His poetry inspires the readers to learn something. It influences the thoughts of all people. There are some poets whose poetry is understood only by the literary community because the poets use multiple terms and conditions that middle-thinking people do not know. But on the other hand, the poetry of Anwar Masood is understandable even by uneducated people because his work is elementary. Masood’s particular terms and examples are also taken from the Punjabi culture that even an ignorant person can easily understand.
Here are some famous Punjabi poetry written by Anwar Masood that took him to the peaks of fame. These lyrics later became his recognition in Pakistan and other communities. Some of his famous songs, including Mela Akhian Da, are the following.
- Anarkali Diyan Shanaan
- Aj Ki Pakaiye
- Juma Bazar
- Jehlum Dey Pul Te
Appreciation in International Community:
Anwar Masood has performed and spoken in live shows in Pakistan and the international community. He got the satisfaction of the host and the audience simultaneously. Last time, he participated in “Mazaq Raat,” a live comedy show, and read his Punjabi poem “Aj Ki Pakaiye” The whole gathering clapped and complimented Anwar Masood. He is also a brilliant mind person, and one of the hosts asked him that now our country faces the problem of 32. He at once explained yes, you are talking about electricity.
Anwar Masood Notable Works/ Books List
- Mela Akhian Da (Punjabi)
- Ghuncha Phir Lga Khilny (Urdu)
- Hunn Ki Kariye (Punjabi)
- Shakh-e-Tabassam (Urdu)
- Ek Dareecha Ek Charagh (Urdu)
- Maili Dhoop (Urdu)
- Roz Baroz
- Baat Se Baat
- Qata Kalami
- Deewar e Girya
- Bunyaan (Punjabi)
- Lassi Te Chah (Punjabi)
- Ambri (Punjabi)
- Anarkaili Diyaa Shanaan (Punjabi)
- Jehlum De Pul (Punjabi)
- Mobile Telephone (Punjabi)
At last, I hope you liked the books and biography details of Anwar Masood. You may also like Muhammad Mansha Yaad’s life and his novels.