The Novel "Kai Chand They Sar-e-Aasman": Some New Discoveries


  • Dr. Robina Parveen Teaching Research Associate International Islamic University Islamabad
  • Dr. Shagufta Firdous Assistant Professor Department of Urdu GC Women University Sialkot
  • Dr. Atta ur Rehman Meo Associate Professor Department of Urdu Lahore Garrison University
  • Dr. Khizra Tabassum Assistant Professor Department of Urdu, Lahore College for Women University Lahore
  • Dr. Sobia Manzoor PhD (Urdu) Department of Urdu Punjab University Oriental College (Old Campus (Lahore



Shamsur Rahman Farooqui, (died 25 December 2020), D. Lit, Aligarh Muslim University, "Shab Khoon", Khudaye sukhan Mir Taqi Mir, “Shaer-e-Shor Angez”, Saraswati Samman, forerunner of modernity, Historical importance, Aligarh Muslim University, Dagh Dehlvi, Wazir Khanum, Manjhali Begum's brother-in-law, Agha Nawab Ali, Agha Mirza Tarab Ali, Kishangarh in Rajasthan, Chhoti Begum, Nawab Shamsuddin Mulk of Loharu, Badgami, Mian Yassulullah, Mirza Ghalib, Khema Khanum, Agha Mirza Atrab Ali Rifai, Anwari Khanum, Umda Khanum, Wazir Khanum.


Shamsur Rahman Farooqi, died: 25 December 2020. was a famous critic and researcher of Urdu literature who started his journey with criticism. He released Shab Khoon from Allahabad, which was called the forerunner of modernity. This magazine guided two generations of Urdu writers. Farooqui wrote poetry, then turned to lexicography and research. After that, he developed a passion for writing fiction, so he wrote several fictions one after the other under fictitious names in "Shab Khoon" which gained immense popularity. Three years ago, he wrote a novel, which was highly appreciated by the public and the elite. In addition, he is generally regarded as one of the most important poets of the Urdu world. Therefore, it is difficult to find an example of a multi-faceted personality like Shamsur Rehman Farooqi in the history of Urdu literature.

He edited the famous Urdu literary monthly "Shab Khoon" for about forty years and through it he promoted new ideas about literature in Urdu and the hi

gh literature of the subcontinent and other countries. Shamsur Rahman Farooqui has written many important books in Urdu and English. His book about Khudaye Sakhan Mir Taqi Mir, “Shaer-e-Shor Angez”, which is in four volumes, has been published several times and in 1996, he received the Saraswati Samman, which is said to be the biggest literary award of the subcontinent. Shamsur Rahman Farooqui has done historical importance in every field of literature, such as criticism, poetry, fiction, lexicography, narration, presentation, translation. He has received several honors including the honorary degree of D. Lit from Aligarh Muslim University.