Asif Farrukhi : biography
Asif Aslam Farrukhi (), is a Pakistani doctor, writer, translator. He has translated books from English into Urdu. He has edited and compiled many anthologies of Pakistani writers. He also writes for Dawn and other newspapers, and periodicals on literature. He has received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Farrukhi has published six collections of short stories and two collections of literary criticisms. He also edits and publishes a litetary miscellany in Urdu called "Duniyazad". He is the son of renowned scholar Prof. Dr. Aslam Farrukhi. Farrukhi is associated with an international organization as a public health physician in Karachi.Pakistan.
From 1985 to 1993 he worked on the Faculty of the Aga Khan University under the supervision of the public health pioneer Prof. John H. Bryant.
In 2010, he collaborated with Oxford University Press, and the British Council to found the Karachi Literature Festival, and he is one of the founders of it.
Farrukhi was educated first at Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi and later studied medicine at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi and public health at Harvard University, United States. His professor and writer father and family background led him to contribute to literature in Pakistan.He is married, and has two daughters.
In 1995 he received the Prime Minister’s award for literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan.
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