Saadat Hassan Manto

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Samrala, Punjab, British India
Saadat Hassan Manto was born in a village near Ludhiana. He had a wife and 3 daughters to support and lived the last years of his life in Lahore, Pakistan where he stayed politically very active till the last days of his life. He also played a commendable and very supportive role in helping to build the film industry in newly-created nation of Pakistan after 1947. Earlier during his stay in India, he had written the film story for an award-winning Indian movie Mirza Ghalib (1954) and then his original short story 'Jhumke' was adapted for Pakistani hit film Badnam (1966). Read more...