Ishtiaq Ahmad, Pakistani author, Died at 74


Ishtiaq Ahmad was born in 1944, and died on November 17, 2015.

He was a Pakistani fiction writer famous for his spy and detective novels in the Urdu language.

Ishtiaq started by writing short stories for children and then wrote his first novel in 1973.

He was at his peak of popularity in the ’70s to ’90s due to his Inspector Jamshed series, Inspector Kamran Mirza series, and Shoki series.

As of 2014, Ishtiaq was an editor of the magazine Bachon ka Islam and writing novels for Atlantis Publications, Karachi.

Ishtiaq has authored hundreds of suspense thriller novels in Urdu for children which include characters such as Inspector Jamshed, Inspector Kamran Mirza as well as the Shoki brothers.

Ishtiaq passed away on November 17, 2015 at Karachi International Airport on his way back to Lahore, before boarding the plane after attending Karachi International Book Fair held at Karachi Expo Centre.