PIRZADA QASIM

  • 1943
  • Karachi

Pakistani poet known for the ghazals laced with social and political satire

Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui (born February 8, 1943) is a noted Pakistani scholar, Urdu poet and educationist. He did his intermediate from D J Science College Karachi and B.Sc (H) from University of Karachi. He earned his PhD from Newcastle University England. He started his career as a lecturer in the University of Karachi and soon became a professor. He has been associated with Karachi University's Department of Physiology since 1960. He had also served Federal Urdu University as Vice Chancellor. Currently he is the vice chancellor of Karachi University. Pirzada has written several books in English and Urdu including Urdu poetry.