Shaukat Siddiqui is an excellent Urdu novel and drama writer. He got fame from his book Khuda Ki Basti. Later, another his story Jangloos also got much appreciation. He was also a famous journalist and a close friend of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
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Shaukat Siddiqui was born on 20 March 1923 in Lakhnow. He completed her early education at Lahknau. In 1946, Siddiqui got a degree in Ma Politics and also migrated to Karachi. After the creation of Pakistan, he came to Lahore but later shifted Karachi.
Shaukat Siddiqui married with Suraya Begum in 1952.
He started his career as a Journalist from Tarkish. He also served as the editor of Roznama Musawat and Roznama Anjaam. Shaukat considered the teacher of many famous Pakistani Journalists. He attached to the Al-Fateh a weekly magazine.
He was a member of Pakistan Writer’s Guild and Progressive Writers Association. At this time, the Progressive Writers Association is part of the Progressive Writers Movement India.
Shaukat Siddiqui Novels/ Literary Work
Shaukat Siddiqui’s first short story, “Kon Kisi Ka,” was published in Weekly Khayyam. He wrote the following novels and short stories.
Moreover, you can read and download all Shaukat Siddiqui novels in pdf format by clicking them.
Teesra Admi (1952)
Andhere Dur Andhere (1955)
Raaton Ka Shehar (1956)
Khuda Ki Basti (God’s Own Land) published in 1957. Shoukat got great fame from this novel. It translated near 26 languages, and 50 editions had published.
David Mathews translated in English at London University.
Keemyagar is the collection of short stories. These stories wrote in the context of Punjab and predicted its real picture.
The Jangloos novel has complete in 3 parts. Moreover, this novel called the Arabian Nights of Punjab. PTV made a successful drama serial on it. Recently, One private TV channel is also thinking of remaking series on it.
This novel shows the real picture of our land.
Char Deewari (1990)
Char Deewari is considered the Lakhanvi Alif Laila (Arabian Nights). It mentioned the declining traditions in society. But, some people still love their old traditions.
- The government of Pakistan gave ‘Kamal-i-Fun’ in 2003.
- He got the ‘Adamjee Award’ for literature in 1960.
Death and Legacy
Shaukat Siddiqui passed away on 18 December 2006 in Karachi. He was leaving behind three daughters, a wife, and two sons.