Annual of Urdu Studies, v. 5, 1985 p. 1.

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N. M. Rashed

Born Gujranwala (Punjab) 1 August 1910 Died London 19 October 1975

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Rashed s first job was as a clerk in the Commissioner s Office at Multan During that time he also took interest in the Khaksar Movement and was an active member for one year In 1939 Rashed joined the All India Radio as Program Assistant but in December 1943 transferred to the Information Services of the Indian Army and spent two years n the Middle East In 1947 he left the army and joined Radio Pakistan and served at Lahore Karachi and Peshawar In 1952 he joined the Information Section of the United Nations and served in high posts at New York Jakarta Tehran Karachi and Washington He retired in 1974 and settled in London where he died in 1975

Rashed pubiishpd four volumes of poems Mawara (1941) Tran MeN Ajnabi (1955) La = lns'an (1969) and posthumously GumaN Ka Mumkm (1977) He also trans lated into Urdu two novels—Aleksandr Kupnn s Yama The Pit and William Saroyan s Mama I Love You—and Loren Eiseley s Firmament of Time His unpublished or uncollected writings include literary criticism Urdu translations of Modern Persian poems a fifth collection of Urdu poems and a book on Modern Persian usage

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