Education University of Karachi
|Name Jazib Qureshi|
Occupation Poet, Critic
|Born 3 August 1940 (age 75) (1940-08-03) Lucknow, British India|
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Jazib Qureshi (Urdu: جاذب قریشی) (born 3 August 1940) is a prominent Urdu poet, writer and critic from Pakistan. He has written many poetry books and works of criticism.
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Qureshi was born on 3 August 1940 in Luchnow, India, where he spent his childhood. When he was six, his father died. As a result, he could not study further and worked hard for his living. He migrated with his family to Lahore, Pakistan, in 1950. He gained work in the press. He recommenced his studies and began writing poetry, attending literary gatherings and reading his poetry. His first literary gathering was in the Shahi Qila, chaired by famous poet Ehsan Danish.
Qureshi was helped to write poetry by Shakir Dehlavi, who belonged to Dagh Dehlavi school of thought. Qureshi moved to Karachi in 1962, he worked in different magazines and newspapers. He qualified for master's degree from University of Karachi. Later he became a teacher in a college. He also made a feature film, "Pathar Kay Sanam", but it failed to gain a public response and experienced a financial loss.
Qureshi has written many books. His first work of literary criticism was published in 1982, and he also published poetry and prose books. He is an admiredable poet at the literary gatherings. As a poet and writer he has visited 35 cities across the United States, and he has also visited Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi several times.