Saadat Hasan Manto being remembered today
Saadat Hasan Manto was born on May 11, 1912 in Samrala, Ludhiana district of the Punjab in a Muslim family of barristers.
He migrated to Pakistan after partition in 1947. Most of his lifetime Manto resided in Lahore.
Some of his publications are Atishpare, Manto Ke Afsane, Dhuan, Afsane Aur Drame, Laazat-e-Sang, Thanda Gosht, Baghair Ijazat, Burque, Ratti, Masha and Tolah.
Subsequently, his work on the taboos of Pakistan and Indian society earned him regional and international recognition in literary circles.
Four of his collection of radio plays, Ao (Come), Manto ke Drame (Manto's Dramas), Janaze (Funerals) and Tin aurraten (Three women) were published after he started writing for All India Radio in 1941.
In his life he was often accused of obscenity in his work and was fined multiple times.
On January 18, 1955, his never ending addiction for alcohol took his life at the age of 44.
Manto was honored with "Nishan-e-Imtiaz" award by Pakistani government on August 14, 2012.