MULTAN (Pakistan Observer): As a child or an adult, there will be very less number of people in Pakistan who might not have read or heard about a spy novel “Imran Series”.
The author of “Imran Series” renowned Urdu novelist Mazhar Kaleem passes away after a prolonged illness.
Kaleem was best known for ‘Imran Series’ a series of Urdu spy novels originally created by Ibn-e-Safi.
One of the Urdu’s best selling spy novels, the series revolved around Ali Imran a comical secret agent who controls the Secret Service. The first book of the series, Khaufnaak Imarat, was published in October 1955.
In the works, Imran appeared as a solo detective, however, later in the ninth book, Dhuaen ki Tehreer, he is portrayed as the chief of Secret Service as X-2.
He also served as the anchorperson of a Saraiki radio talk show from Radio Multan, Jamhoor-de-Awaz.
Kaleem’s funeral prayers will be offered today at 1.30pm at the Multan’s Abdali Mosque.
Some of his popular works includes Makazonga, Sabolate Aager, Shogi Pama, Double White, Kaya Palat, Shalmaak, Bagop, Khamoash Cheikhein, Calendar Killer, Ganja Bhikari, Ladies Secret Service (Imran Fareedi Series), Black Prince, Aika Baan and Hara Kari.