Ustad Daman (real name Chiragh Deen) (September 1911 - December 3, 1984) was a Punjabi poet and mystic. He was the most celebrated Punjabi poet at the time of the Partition of India in 1947. A severe critic of military dictators who ruled over Pakistan for many decades, his most quoted lines censure the state of affairs in his country.
He was introduced into politics by Mian Iftikharuddin, originally as part of the struggle for independence.
A tailor by profession, in 1930 he stitched a suit for Iftikharuddin, who was impressed by his verse. He invited him to recite his poem at a public meeting organised by the Indian National Congress, where he became an instant hit; Pandit Nehru, who was present, dubbed him the ‘Poet of Freedom’. He first wrote under the pen name Humdam, which was later changed to Daman. The title ‘Ustad’ was bestowed on him by the people. After that he became a regular participant in these meetings. He believed that the unity of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs was essential, if the struggle for freedom was to be carried on successfully.
I have found autographs of some men of liter and Ustad Daman is also one of them. I thought I should share these autographs. You can read a little brief about Daman along with his autograph in Urdu. Here you go. Please let your mind speak if you have any comments. Your comments would be welcomed.