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  • Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (Urdu: احمد ندیم قاسمی‬‎) born Ahmad Shah Awan (Urdu: احمد شاہ اعوان‬‎) on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature.[1][3] His poetry was distinguished by its humanism,[3] and his Urdu afsana (short story) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century. He received awards such as the Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary work