Anwar Masood (Urdu: انور مسعود) is a Pakistani poet well known for his comic poetry, however, his works include other genres as well. He writes in Punjabi, Urdu and Persian.
Anwar Masood was born in Gujrat, he moved to Lahore and got his early education there. Later on he moved back to Gujrat and studied in Zamindara College Gujrat. He started teaching in Government Islamia High School in Kunjah. He did his masters in Persian from Oriental College, Lahore and achieved gold medal. He has taught in different colleges in Pakistan from 1962 to 1996.
Professor Anwar Masood is a multilingual poet. He is a teacher of the Persian language, and a poet of Urdu and Punjabi. Mostly popular for his Punjabi poetry. His poetry gives the message of the original and pure culture of Punjab. Anwar Masood is the only Punjabi poet who is popular among the masses. The way he has described the different aspects of life in his poetry have never been described before. Some of his poems have become so popular that where ever he went people desire to listen them again and again and have requested him to recite them before them.
The most popular of them are Anar Kali Diyan Shana, Aj Kee Pakaeay, Banyan, Juma Bazaar,jehlam da pul, Umree and many more.Anwar Masood was born at 8 november 1935 in the city of Gujrat(Pakistan), his family migrated to Lahore in 1941 where he started his basic education. Again he went back to Gujrat in 1947 and completed his matriculation from Public School. He achieved Role of Honor in B.A. from Zamidara College Gujrat. He started teaching in Govt.Islamia High School Kunjah. He did his master in Persian from Oriental College Lahorein 1961 and achieved gold medal. He started his service as a lecturer in 1962 and have been teaching in different college in Punjab and retired in 1996.
Anwar Masood has written many books which are very popular among Urdu and Punjabi readers and have a huge reader ship in Pakistan and across the globe. A list of his books is given below:
• Mela Akheyan Da (Punjabi)
• Guncha Pher Laga Khilnay (Urdu)
• Hun Ke Keray (Punjabi)
• Shakh-e-Tabasam (Urdu)
• Ek Derecha Ek Charag (Urdu)
• Meli Meli Dhoup (Urdu)
• Banyan (Punjabi)
• Lasee te cha (Punjabi)
• Ambri (Punjabi)