Aftab Iqbal Shamim

Aftab Iqbal Shamim (Urdu: آفتاب اقبال شمیم ‎) (born 16 February 1936 in Jhelum, Pakistan) is an Urdu language poet.[1] Aftab Iqbal Shamim had served as a professor of English literature and language for 33 years at Gordon College Rawalpindi Pakistan.Meanwhile, he also taught Urdu language and literature to Chinese students at Beijing University for 12 years. His Chinese students have and had served in various high positions such as ambassadors, cultural secretaries, counsellors and high government officials in China and Pakistan.

Aftab Iqbal Shamim
Born16 February 1936
OccupationProfessor of English/Urdu literature, Poet.
Known forUrdu language poetry

He started writing Urdu poetry at a very early stage of his life. His poetry has been published with continuity in reputed literary magazines over the years. He has given a new trend to the Urdu poetry.


  1. ^ Ahmad, Abrar. "Dilemmas of a modern man". The News On Sunday. Retrieved 27 January 2010.