Anwar Masood

Anwar Masood (Urdu: انور مسعود)(born November 8, 1935) is a Pakistani well known poet for his comic poetry, however, his works include other genres as well. He writes in Punjabi, Urdu and Persian language.


Masood was born in Gujrat, but his family moved to Lahore in 1941. He got his basic education there. Later his family moved back to Gujrat again and he studied in Public School Gujrat. He completed his secondary education there. He received Bachelor of Arts degree from Zamidara College Gujrat. He obtained his master degree in Persian from Oriental College Lahore in 1961 and got a gold medal. He began teaching in Government Islamia High School in Kunjah. He has been teaching as a lecturer in different colleges in Punjab from 1962 to 1996 and he was also visiting faculty of Government College University and renowned department of humanities in Pakistan. He retired in 1996 .


Masood is a multilingual poet of Urdu and Punjabi. His most popular poetry is in Punjabi. His poetry gives the message of the original and pure culture of Punjab. Masood is the only Punjabi poet who is popular among the masses. The way he has described the different aspects of life in his poetry have never been described before.[unreliable source?] Some of his poems have become popular, wherever he went people desire to listen them again and again. The most of them are Anar Kali Diyan Shana, Aj Kee Pakaeay, Banyan, Juma Bazaar, jehlam da pul, Umree and many more. Masood is an international level poet. He has performed in many international communities and is popular worldwide.