He left behind an enormous body of work that is still being reproduced. While most young people liked Ali Imran, I was and still am a fan of Faridi. After completing his Bachelor of Arts, he started writing short stories, humour and satire under various names such as “Siniki Cynic Soldier” and “Tughral Farghan. This article is so strange. Loved Imran series and his two seater and julie and safdar, good old days pure summer fun and the beach. Drinking and club going was a norm, though the protagonist abstained, in early 60s. Between — he suffered an episode of severe depression, but recovered, and returned with a best-selling Imran Series novel, Dairrh Matwaalay One and a half amused.
Maulana Hippie Javed Sheikh didn’t play the role of a copycat of Imran, he played the role of Zafar ul Mulk which is actually another one of Safi sahab’s interesting characters which were introduced later in Imran Series. You did a great job. But then I wonder what will I talk to him about. Though the mental illness rendered him incapable of writing anything at all, he eventually recovered and actually converted some of the delirious delusions and even hallucinations that had suffered at the time into creating brand new characters, scenarios and plots for his comeback novels! I feel sorry about the state of affairs in our society which has not only lost such great people among us but have also lost taste of good things. Ahmad Safi, son of Ibne safi: The magical web of his writing is so captivating that these fantasy lands have become real in the minds of readers.
In my teen during the s Ibn-e-Safi and Colonel Ranjeet were the most popular writers of the ‘Spy’ genre. Mahmood Adeel I would hesitate to call him the “greatest” writer of the subcontinent — but he was master of his genre — bolstered by his disease — it is obvious his brain was a boiling cauldron of ideas, plots, savory and unsavory characters, situations, episodes — where SUSPICION ruled — and everybody was being chased or followed by everybody — that were racing through his mind day and night — luckily he learnt to unload them on pages after pages — not incoherently — but very sequentially — which is extremely hard to do for a schizophrenic.
After the independence of Indian and Pakistan inhe began writing novels in the early s while working as a secondary school teacher and continuing part-time studies. You did a great job.
Great piece NFP as usual.
Thank you, Nadeem F. It was not unusual for Safi’s books to be sold at black market prices in Pakistan dhamzka India, where they were originally published every month. Ahmad Safi, son of Ibne safi: Archived from the original on 28 June Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn.
A and Ishtiyaaq ahmed probably took-over from him. In my later years I always considered him a ghost writer, as is very common in the publishing industry. However, its run was disallowed when in the same year the government of Z.
But the amazing thing is the disease has also produced some of the world most respected giants intellectual giants, prophets, writers, poets, painters, artists with prolific creativity — most of the religious people who claim God talks to them are schizophrenics.
Which incidentally continues thanks to the Saudi Arabian dhamaa and other beneficiaries of that den of equanimity. Since Jasoosi Duniya was created before the independence of the subcontinent, the names of the characters and their locales suggest that the novel takes place in India. Some meaning is definitely lost in translation.
We need authors now who can be invited to give lectures to the brainwashed public to disarm them of the severe case of religiosity that they are in. MysteryCrimeSpyAdventure. I would be very interested even now to make a mini series based on his writings. No constitutional or contractual way Pakistan can be banned from World Cup: Ibn-e-Safi Sahib was my only favourite childhood writer and I still love his novels.
Dhmaka main works were the book series Jasoosi Dunya The Spy World and the book Imran Serieswith a small canon of satirical works and poetry. Drinking and club going was a norm, though the protagonist abstained, in early 60s. No government has a right to air old official records for partisan ends. He started his own company by the name ‘Israr Publications’. I grew up reading his novels.
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His initial works date back to the early s, when he wrote from India. Further, the setting of plots shifted to more fantastic lands, where the science fiction environment of James Bond movies appeared constantly.
I know the purity of these characters make every one love them. In his career seemed to be as good as over when he was put on heavy tranquilisers but he continued suffering from hallucinations and severe paranoia.
Ibn-e-Safi – Wikipedia
Numerous people tried to copy his characters, even his name with minor variations, to sell books pretending to be him. I never heard of this gentleman obviously a giant amongst the literate and literature lovers.
A reality that is not well-documented but can be pieced together with the help of the many snippets on him that appeared in various Urdu newspapers and magazines in the last many decades. Thank you NFP for recalling yet another forgotten Pakistani genius. The voice of X-2 was recorded by Ibne Safi himself.