Saadat Hassan Manto being remembered today
Death Anniversary of legendary short story writer Saadat Hassan Manto is being observed today.
Saadat Hassan Manto (May 11‚ 1912 - January 18‚ 1955) was a short story writer of the Urdu language. He is best known for his short stories‚ "Bu"‚ "Khol Do"‚ "Thanda Gosht"‚ and his magnum opus‚ "Toba Tek Singh".
Manto was also a film and radio scriptwriter and a journalist. He published twenty-two collections of short stories‚ one novel‚ five collections of radio plays‚ three collections of essays‚ and two collections of personal sketches.
Manto was tried for obscenity six times‚ thrice before 1947 and thrice after 1947 in Pakistan‚ but never convicted. Some of his works have been translated in other languages.