Abbas, Khwaja Ahmad

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Abbas, Khwaja Ahmad Gender: M
born on 7 June 1914 at 23:59 (= 11:59 PM )
Place Hariana, India, 31n38, 75e51
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°08' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°59 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 28°48'


Indian film director, novelist, screenwriter, and a journalist in the Urdu, Hindi and English languages. He was the maker of important Hindi films such as Saat Hindustani (1969) and Do Boond Pani (1972), both of which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, Palme d'Or nominated (Cannes Film Festival) Pardesi (1957) and Shehar Aur Sapna (1963), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.

His column ‘Last Page’, holds the distinction of being one of the longest-running columns in the history of Indian journalism. The column began in 1935 and continued until his death on 1 June 1987.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "I am not an island: an experiment in autobiography‎" by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (Vikas, 1977), p. 26: "I was born on 7 June 1914, around midnight of a full moon."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film director)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)