Meet The Great Legend Anwar Maqsood Family

Meet The Great Legend Anwar Maqsood Family

 

Anwar Maqsood was born on 7 September 1935, in Hyderabad State. He studied at the Gulbarga Trust School in Aurangabad. His large family migrated to Karachi in 1948, after the creation of Pakistan in 1947. His childhood years were spent in PIB Colony, Karachi with his siblings and family. Maqsood belongs to a prominent family of Pakistan and some of his siblings are well known in their own right: his sister, Fatima Surayya Bajia was a well-known writer in Pakistan and South Asia whose marriage ended early in divorce. She then chose to play a key role in the upbringing of her nine young brothers and sisters and became a maternal figure to them. Another sister Zehra Nigah, is a relatively well-known poet. One of his brothers, Ahmed Maqsood, is a former Chief Secretary Sindh; and his sister Zubaida Tariq was a cooking expert and chef. His wife, Imrana Maqsood is a known novelist and his son, Bilal Maqsood is a rock artist, lead guitarist and vocalist of the former rock band Strings. He has one daughter. A book on the life and work of Anwar Maqsood titled Uljhey Suljhey Anwar was written by his wife, Imrana Maqsood. Anwar Maqsood has been associated for many years with PTV where he served as a Presenter for a variety of their Television programs including ‘Studio Dhai and then Studio Ponay teen along with Show Sha and various other shows.