Humorist Yusuf Nazim is no more

Yusuf Nazim Urdu writerEminent Urdu litterateur Yusuf Nazim passed away at his residence in Mumbai. He was 88. His wife and four children survive him.

Yusuf Nazim, one of the foremost Urdu humorist in India, was a prolific writer and wrote over two dozen books. He penned popular columns for newspapers like Inquilab.

His initial articles were published way back in 1944. For almost 65 years he consistently wrote. He had joined Labour department of Hyderabad Deccan in 1944 and retired as Deputy Commissioner Labour in 1976 in Mumbai.

Born as Syed Mohd Yusuf, he also wrote travelogues and books for children. In Urdu daily Inquilab, Nadeem Siddqui, in an obituary tells us about one of his couplets:

khoon-e-Aadam bahe saDkoN pe to rangeeni hai
aaj ke daur ki qismat hi filisteeni hai

Though his ancestors belonged to Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, Yusuf Nazim was born in Jalna in Marathwada region of Maharashtra in undivided India.


19 Responses

  1. Mr. Yousuf Nazim was not only a great poet, writer and humorist, he was also the greatest father in the world. We have lost our mentor and best friend. My mother has lost her soul mate. Please remember baba and us in your prayers.

  2. jism to faani hai rooh lafaani
    yusuf naazim ki khdmaat bhi lafaani
    kaise kahdoon ke woh hamare beech naheen hain jawed hayat

    • Yes it is hard to believe Mr.Yousuf Nazim is no is three months now since his demise but we feel his presence everywhere..such an amazing person, so caring and wonderful and always smiling. He has left such a vaccuum in our lives and the world has lost a great writer and humorist.

  3. Very sad to know this, he was very kind and artistic person. May GOD bless his soul..

    • Ameen Summa Ameen. He would have been 89 on Nov.7th. He was always so cheerful and spread happiness around him by wishing everyone else on his birthday. I wish he could have completed his last book.

  4. Innaa lillaah e wainnaa ilaih e raajioon.
    May his soul rest in peace!

  5. Janab Yusuf Nazim Saheb ki Kami to koi pura nahi kar sakta.Aap ke gham mein hum bhi shreeq hain.Khuda aao ko sabr aur himmat ata farmaye. Aap se yeh guzarish hai ki Marhoom ka Adabi Ghosha sambhal kar rakhiye ga taki aane wali nasl unke kaam aur kalaam se mehroom na rahe.Agar main is mein koi madad kar sakti hun to zaroor yaad kije ga.

    • aapne thhek kaha…baba ka kalaam bahut keemti hai aur mere paas mehfooz hai..aapka email mil jaye to aapse rabta karrongi Inshallah

      • Today 23/07/2010 was my grand fathers death anniversary… cant believe he is no more… but his presence we all feel.. he was & always be remembered as a great man & a poet.

        We Miss Him.

  6. Yes Afshan, you are right. We all miss him so much.

  7. Respected asma mam salam by the grace of Almighty ALLAH i hope you are well.i am doing ph,d, from urdu department of jamia millia topic is YOUSUF NAZIM KI TANZ O MIZAH NIGARI .so i thought may be you could help me.if you could help me and give me suggestion on the some. i ll be highly thankfull to you.looking forword to your reply.thanking you suhaila

    • Walekum salaam sohaila..I wish I could help you but I am far away in Chicago. All his books are in the Aurangabad library including the one that another lady did ph.d on baba. Our family is in could talk to my brother Khalid Ayub. Wish you success.

  8. Where can i get books of yousuf sahaib. Can somebody provide address of book shop ?.My e-mail addressis:

  9. can somebody provide address of book shop where i can get books of Nazim Sahaib. My e-mail

  10. I am sorry to write after a long time. That time I was out of India and I did not get news that time. Mr. Yousuf Nazim Sahab was my friend Khalid’s Father, I could not even contacted him and sy sorry for the great loss.
    Sorry for the great loss to Urdu and to all of us.
    Architect Sultan Waseem Khan

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