Noon Meem Rashid


Noon Meem Rashid was born on August 1st, 1910 in Punjab, Pakistan and is the Poet from Pakistan. Discover Noon Meem Rashid's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 65 years old.

Date of Birth
August 1, 1910
Place of Birth
Punjab, Pakistan
Death Date
Oct 9, 1975 (age 65)
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Government College Lahore, Pakistan
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About Noon Meem Rashid

Nazar Muhammad Rashed (Urdu: نذر مُحَمَّد راشِد), (1 August 1910 – 9 October 1975) commonly known as Noon Meem Rashed (Urdu: ن۔ م۔ راشد) or N.M. Rashed, was a Pakistani poet of modern Urdu poetry.

Early years

Rashed was born as Nazar Muhammad in a Janjua family in the village of Kot Bhaaga, Akaal Garh (now Alipur Chatha), Wazirabad, Gujranwala District, Punjab, and earned a master's degree in economics from the Government College Lahore.


He served for a short time in the Royal Indian Army during the Second World War, attaining the rank of captain. Before independence of Pakistan in 1947, he worked with All India Radio in New Delhi and Lucknow starting in 1942. He was transferred to Peshawar in 1947 where he worked until 1953. Later he was hired by Voice of America and had to move to New York City for this job. Then, for a short while, he lived in Iran. Later on, he worked for the United Nations in New York.

Rashed served the UN and worked in many countries. He is considered to be the 'father of Modernism' in Urdu Literature. Along with Faiz Ahmed Faiz, he is one of the great progressive poets in Pakistani literature.

His readership is limited and recent social changes have further hurt his stature and there seems to be a concerted effort to not to promote his poetry. His first book of free verse, Mavra, was published in 1940 and established him as a pioneering figure in 'free form' Urdu poetry.

He retired to England in 1973 and died in a London hospital in 1975.