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Saleem Kausar
Poetry - Saleem Kausar
Saleem Kausar was born in Panipat on the Haj day in 1947. His family migrated to Pakistan after partition and settled in Khanewal, where he did his matric. Later his family shifted to Kabeerwala. There he enjoyed the company of senior poets, some of them well known at the national level. He arrived in Karachi from Punjab in 1972 with 20 rupees in pocket. In Karachi he worked in various Urdu newspapers, where he did all sorts of jobs, including copy pasting, calligraphy and proofreading, before he began contributing Qataas (quatrains) on a daily basis and a weekly literary column to a newspaper. In 1975 he joined PTV, thanks to the late poet Obaidullah Aleem. All of his seven children have done their Master’s in one subject or another. Three daughters are married. One is a lecturer at Karachi University, teaching biochemistry. A son is a doctor, specializing in child diseases at a private university hospital.