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Great Urdu writer Mazhar Kaleem passes away
By Jamil Khan May 26, 2018
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DUBAI: Millions of Urdu fans around the world are in complete shock at the news of the sudden demise of writer Mazhar Kaleem M.A. in Multan, Pakistan on Saturday.

Kaleem, 72 who is survived by a son and 4 daughters, will fondly be remembered by millions all over the world.

In his writing career of over five decades, he has written around 600 spy fiction novels.

Imran Series is a series of spy novels first created by Asrar Ahmad under the pen name Ibn Safi in the 1960s. After his death in 1980, many writers tried to blend with his style of writing, but only Mazhar Kaleem was successful.

He was born in 1942 in Multan and his original name was Mazhar Nawaz Khan. He studied in Islamiya High School Multan, Emerson College and got his Masters degree in Urdu Literature and LLB from Multan University which is now Jamia Bahauddin Zakariya.

He was a practicing lawyer but was well known for his writings. He has also written around 5000 short stories for children including the famous series of Umro Aiyyar.

He hosted a Siraiki Talk Show ‘Jamhoor Di Awaz’ on Multan Radio for a long time.

Besides his various accomplishments, he also showed keen interest in journalism. He has written various articles for a local daily in Multan during his study period.

Since the unfortunate news of his demise, fans have taken to social media to express their grief.

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