Mujtaba Hussain is an Indian satirist and writer of Urdu literature.[1]

Mujtaba Hussain
Born15 July 1936
Known forUrdu satire
AwardsPadma Shri
WebsiteSiasat Website on Hussain


Hussain has published several books[2] and over 15 volumes of humor journalism, with many of them translated into Hindi, English and other languages.[3] Apne Yaad Mein, an autobiographical satire, Urdu ke sheher urdu ke log,[4] Behar hal,[5] Safar lakht lakht[6] and Mera Column[7] are some of his notable works. The account of his life has been published as a book by Educational Publishing House, New Delhi, titled Mujtaba hussain jaisa dekha jaisa paya,[8] and they have also published another book, Mujtaba Hussain Ainon ke Beech, on his writing and creations.[9] The Siasat Daily, an Urdu-language Indian daily, has launched a dedicated website on Hussain, where 25 books totaling over 6500 pages of his writings are available for reading.[10] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to Urdu literature.[11]

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  1. ^ "Mujtaba Hussain – A humorist par excellence". The Hindu. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Hussain on Amazon". Amazon. 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ "A Reading of Urdu Satire". Hindi Urdu Flagship. 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. ^ Mujtab Hussain (2011). Urdu ke sheher urdu ke log. ISBN 978-8182238220.
  5. ^ Mujtaba Hussain (2011). Behar hal. ISBN 978-8182238572.
  6. ^ Mujtaba Hussain (2011). Safar lakht lakht. ISBN 978-8182238930.
  7. ^ Mujtaba Hussain (2011). Mera Column. ISBN 978-8182239128.
  8. ^ G. Kaur (2013). Mujtaba hussain jaisa dekha jaisa paya. Educational Publishing House.
  9. ^ Srivastava M. L. (2013). Mujtaba Hussain Ainon ke Beech. Educational Publishing House. ISBN 978-93-5073-118-5.
  10. ^ "Siasat website on Mujtaba Hussain's writings". Siasat. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

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