Shaukat Siddiqui is an excellent Urdu novel and drama writer. He got famous for his book Khuda Ki Basti. Later, his story Jangloos also got much appreciation. He was also a renowned journalist and a close friend of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
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 migrated to Karachi. After the creation of Pakistan, he came to Lahore but later shifted to Karachi.
Shaukat Siddiqui married Suraya Begum in 1952.
He started his career as a Journalist in Tarkish. He also served as the editor of Roznama Musawat and Roznama Anjaam. Shaukat is considered the teacher of many famous Pakistani Journalists. He has attached to the Al-Fateh a weekly magazine.
He was a Pakistan Writer’s Guild and Progressive Writers Association member. The Progressive Writers Association is part of the Progressive Writers Movement in 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 Land) was published in 1957. Shoukat got great fame from this novel. It has been translated near 26 languages, and 50 editions had published.
David Mathews translated it into English at London University.
Keemyagar is a collection of short stories. These stories wrote in the context of Punjab and predicted its accurate picture.
The Jangloos novel has complete in 3 parts. Moreover, this novel is called the Arabian Nights of Punjab. PTV made a successful drama serial on it. Recently, One private TV channel has also been thinking of remaking a series on it.
This novel shows an accurate 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 habits.
- The government of Pakistan gave ‘Kamal-i-Fun’ in 2003.
- He received 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.