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Did You Know –
On January 18, 2005, the fiftieth anniversary of his death, Manto was commemorated on a Pakistani postage stamp.

Throughout his life, “Manto felt neglected by officialdom. He remains neglected till today as no posthumous honour has been conferred on him, no road or institution named after him, no acknowledgment of his ever having lived or written made, barring a one-time issue postage stamp”

As sourced from Bitter Fruit: The Very Best of Saadat Hasan Manto. Edited and Translated by Khalid Hasan

Urduwallahs celebrate One Hundred Years of Saadat Hasan Manto!