Today is the day of death of Syed Hashmi Faridabadi, who collected more than thirty memorable books in Urdu language by collecting authentic and comprehensive information regarding science and literature, history and memoir writing in his charming style of writing. He passed away on July 19, 1964.
He is known as a renowned Urdu language writer, translator, poet and historian.
Syed Hashmi Faridabadi was born on January 30, 1890. In United India, Faridabad was his hometown. His real name was Syed Mir Hashim Ali Hasani and his nickname was Syed Hashmi.
After completing his primary education from Faridabad, he did his BA from Aligarh. Later, he got a job at Darul Al-Tarjuma, Ottoman University, Deccan and translated many history books into Urdu. For some time he worked with Anjuman-e-Tarqi-e-Urdu Pakistan with Maulvi Abdul Haq, the father of Urdu. Among his scholarly monuments are the influential Lahore, the history of ancient Greece, the fifty-year history of the Association for the Advancement of Urdu, the Ghazians of Civilization, the history of India, the history of the Muslims of Pakistan and India, and the celebrities of Greece and Rome.
After coming to Pakistan, Syed Hashmi stayed in Lahore (writing and composing) and completed the journey of his life there. In Lahore, his shrine is in Model Town.