Obaidullah Aleem ( 12 June 1939 – 18 May 1998) was a modern poet of Urdu language. he was born in in Bhopal, India. His father moved to Sialkot following Partition. Aleem was from a Kashmiri Butt family and an Ahmadi. He received an MA in Urdu from the University of Karachi and began working as a radio and television producer until 1967. In 1974, his first book of poetry Chand Chehra Sitara Ankhhen was published. He was the chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation until he was forced to resign in 1978 following an edict against him. His book of poetry received the highest award in literature in Pakistan, the Adamji Prize. He wrote an article 'Khurshid missal shakhs' in memory of Khalifatul Masih III in 1982.[His second collection of poetry Viran saray ka diya was published in 1986. In March 1998 he suffered a severe heart attack in Punjab and was treated in Fazl-e-Omar Hospital for a few days. He returned to his residence at Nazimabad no 4, in Karachi. He died from heart failure, following another heart attack on 18 May 1998.