Aslam Farrukhi (Urdu: اسلم فرخی) (23 October 1923 – 15 June 2016) was an Urdu author, literary critic, linguist, scholar and radio scriptwriter from Pakistan. He is also known for writing children's books. He remained associated as a Professor and Chairman with the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi, for many years.
He started out his career at Radio Pakistan as a scriptwriter for radio plays. Later Aslam Farrukhi taught at Sindh Muslim College, now known as Sindh Madressatul Islam University and at Karachi University, where he also served as registrar. His son is scholar Asif Farrukhi who also was a co-founder of Karachi Literature Festival. He was associated as professor and retired as chairman with the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi, for many years, and with Radio Pakistan for more than six years. He was among the country's few writers of children's literature.
Awards and recognition
Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2009.
Adamjee Literary Award in 1965
Aslam Farrukhi died on June 15, 2016 in Gulshan e Iqbal, Karachi and was buried in Karachi University Graveyard on June 16, 2016 after Zohar Prayer. Among the survivors are his wife and two sons.
Muhammad Hussain Azad: Hayat-o-Tasaneef - Life and Writings of the 19th century author Muhammad Husain Azad
Aangann main Sitaray
Farid-o-Fard-i-Fareed - a book on the life of 13th century Sufi Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar
Dabistan-e-Nizam (Publisher:Pakistan Writers Cooperative Society)
Bachon Ke Sultanjee - a book on the works of 13th century Sufi Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya who were also lovingly nicknamed 'Sultanjee'
Bachon ke Ranga Rung Amir Khusraw
Urdu Ki Pehli Kitab for children
Mausam-i-Bahar Jaisay Log
Lal, Sabz Kabootar