Famous writer and playwright Muhammad Mansha Yaad was remembered on the occasion of his birth anniversary on Tuesday. Muhammad Mansha Yaad was born on September 5, 1937 in Thattha Nishtran, a village about 18 kilometer from Farooqabad. He studied in village Gajyana Nau up to 5th grade and completed his matriculation examination from Hafizabad and earned a diploma in engineering from Rasul College in 1955.He passed examinations of Fazil-e-Urdu in 1964, gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965, Masters in Urdu in 1967 and Master in Punjabi in 1972 from University of the Punjab.
He received the Pride of Performance award in 2005 from the Government of Pakistan. He has won many other awards from organizations in various countries which are also listed in this article. His first short story appeared in 1955 and his first collection of stories was published in 1975. He contributed Urdu and Punjabi stories to many literary magazines. He has published ten collections of short stories, including one in Punjabi, along with a novel in Punjabi,Tanwan Tara, and many television series and plays. Yaad joined the Pakistan Government Service in 1958 and retired as Deputy Director in 1997.—APP