Tanwir Phool

Tanwir Phool
Born Tanwiruddin Ahmad Siddiqui
Muzaffarpur, India
Language Urdu, English
Nationality Pakistani
Education M.A.
Alma mater University of Karachi
Period contemporary
Genre Ghazal
Notable awards Presidential Award from the Government of Pakistan

Tanwir Phool (Urdu: تنویر پھول ), or Tanwiruddin Ahmad Phool (Urdu: تنویر الدین احمد پھول ) (born 1948 in Muzaffarpur, India) is the pen name of Tanwiruddin Ahmad Siddiqui, a Pakistani author and poet, writing in Urdu and English ( "State Bank of Pakistan News" for the month of May 2004 )

Education and career

He received his education in Karachi, Pakistan. He studied at the D. J. Science College and Urdu College, and graduated in 1971 from the University of Karachi. In 1973 he obtained a master's degree in Islamic history from the university. He worked at the State Bank of Pakistan from 1970 to 1997, until retirement


Phool has written poems in the traditional Urdu forms of the Ghazal, Rubaa'ee, and Dohay, as well as the traditional Japanese form of Haiku


Anwaar-e-Hira is a collection of religious poems by Tanwir Phool. It was published in 1997.[1]

Some of the forms used are Musaddases, with every stanza having 6 lines, and Mukhammases, with every stanza having 5 lines. It was published by the Hira Foundation, Pakistan. The introduction, which includes biographical information on the author, was written by Professor Najmul Hoda of India."Ishariya Jahan-e-Hamd" compiled by Dr.Sohail Shafique of University of Karachi (pages 46, 70, 74 to 78, 89,125 to 128 & 322)




  1. Phool, Tanwir (1997), Anwaar-e-Hira, Karachi, Pakistan: Hira Foundation
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