Did You Know – Saadat Hasan Manto, the most widely read and most controversial short story writer in Urdu, failed his school leaving examination twice in a row; ironically one of the subjects he was unable to pass was Urdu, in which he was to produce such a powerful and original body of work in the year to come. He was also to bloom into one of the language’s great stylists.

Sourced from: Bitter Fruit-the very best of Saadat Hasan Manto. Edited and Translated by Khalid Hasan.