Mustansar Hussain Tarar Biography, Novel, Dramas, Awards, Columns

Published on Nov 15, 2023 by

  • Name: Mustansar Hussain
  • In Urdu: مستنصر حسین
  • Famous As: Novelist
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • Residence: Lahore
  • Education: Rang Mahal Mission High School
  • Higher Education: Government College Lahore
  • Religion: Islam
  • Profession: He is a Pakistani author, travel enthusiast, writer, novelist, columnist, TV host.
  • First Novel: Nikley Teri Taalash mein
  • Awards: Pride of Performance award
  • Birthdate: 1 March 1939
  • Place: Mandi Bahauddin District
  • Parents: Rehmat Tarar
  • Siblings: Mobashir Hussain Tarar
  • Parents: Rehmat Tarar
  • Siblings: Mobashir Hussain Tarar


Mustansar Hussain Personal Life

Mustansar Hussain Tarar, a gem of Pakistan taday was brought into this world on the 1st of March 1939 in Mandi Bahauddin. Tarar got his early education from Rang Mahal Mission High School and Muslim Model High School Lahore, Pakistan. He continued his higher studies from the Government College, Lahore.

After completing his studies he went abroad, wile staying there he got inspiration and penned down a book around the year 1958, he attended the World Youth Festival in Moscow the book he scribbled was named “Fakhta” (Dove) the book was based on this experience.

Mustansar Hussain Career

This talented individual has roughly written more than 50 books including novels, a collection of short stories, many many columns and multiple articles in his career.

His first ever book was Nikley Teri Talaash Main (1970), which was in dedication to his youngest brother, Mobashir Hussain Tarar, a travelogue of Europe published in 1971. After experiencing the pleasure of writing he just couldn’t stop.


He loved to travel and within a short period of time he travelled to seventeen European countries, and it revived the trend of Urdu literature as ‘Safar Nama’, (travelogue) he has so far over forty titles to his credit. He also became a television actor and was, for many years, a host of Pakistan Television Corporation’s (PTV) live morning show Subah Bakhair (1988) (Good Morning). Overall, his humble, soft and down-to-earth style of hosting earned him great popularity among people from all circles of life.

Mustansar Hussain Novels List

  •     Guzara Nai Hota
  •     Undlas Mein Ajnabi
  •     Niklay Teri Talash Mein
  •     Chitral Dastan
  •     Yaak Saraaye
  •     Hunza Dastan
  •     Shahpar
  •     Kalash
  •     Bahao
  •     Putli Packing Ki
  •     Yak Saraye
  •     Siyah Aankh Mein Tasveer
  •     K2 Kahani
  •     Des Huwe Pardes
  •     Dakia Aur Jolaha
  •     Pyar ka Pehla Shehar
  •     Be Ezzati Kharab
  •     Nanga Parbat
  •     Shamshaal Bemisaal
  •     Kas-o-Kashak Zmane

Mustansar Hussain Books List

  •     Monh Wal Kaba Sharif
  •     New York k Sao Rang
  •     Ratti Gali
  •     Nepal Nagri
  •     Sunehri Ullu Ka Shehar
  •     Alaska Highway
  •     Ullo Hamare Bhai Hain
  •     Ghar-e-Hira Mein Aik Raat
  •     Qila Jangi
  •     Parinday
  •     Barfeeli Bulandiyan
  •     Bayezti Khrab
  •     Moscow ki Sufaid Raatein
  •     Qurbat-e-Marg Mein Muhabbat
  •     Des Huwe Pardes
  •     Safar Shumal kay
  •     Shamshaal Bemisaal (Safarnama)


Mustansar Hussain Drama List

  •     Aik Haqeeqat Aik Afsana
  •     Hazaron Raastey
  •     Parinda
  •     Shehpar
  •     Sooraj Ke Sath Sath
  •     Kelash
  •     Freb

Mustansar Hussain Famous Columns List

  •     Ya Sub Tera Karam……Ay Pakistan
  •     Seyah Raat Main, Pakhtoon,Balochi,Sindhi Aur Punjabi Roshan Charagh
  •     Manto Sahib Aur Tehreek-E-Pakistan Kay Ghaply
  •     Ek Bhairh Ka Iqbali Byan
  •     Qila Lahore Aur Loh Kay Mandir Main Manter
  •     Ian Botham Ke Sas Aur Pakistan
  •     Islamabad Kay Khambon Say Latky Howay Adeeb
  •     Siachen Kay Shahedun Kaleye Qumi Parcham Kab Sarnaghun Ho ga…?



Mustansar Hussain Awards and recognition


  •     Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) – Awarded in Literature by the President of Pakistan in 2017
  •     Pride of Performance Award – Awarded in Literature in 1992
  •     Anjuman Farogh-i-Urdu (Qatar) Award

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