A Man Of Unparalleled Intellect, Mohammad Ismail Malik

By: Khalid Moazam Shah

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you will discover is yourself.

The almighty Allah has created man with many abilities. Everyone contributes according to his talents, efficiencies, capabilities and achieves goals.

Some proved their identity as scientists while some as engineers, doctors, lawyers, educationists, journalists and writers.

Mohammad Ismail Malik is a writer and journalist. He is famous through his literary name Zahid Malik. He was born on 22 September, 1961 in a small village Faiz Malik of district Dadu. He received his primary education from his village, matriculation from High School of Dadu and did intermediate from Government Degree College Dadu. After that he did M.A in Journalism from Sindh University Jamshoro.

Being a writer he commenced his career by writing children stories from 1973 but these stories were published in 1978. He also did poetry to some extent till 1985 and wrote about 200 verses of poetry.

The most dignified thing for him in poetry was that he had been guided by Ustad Allah Nawaz and encouraged by distinguished poet of Sindh, Ustad Bukhari. He didn't limit himself to literary activities but also participated in many cultural programs. This is evident from his dramas when he started his career as actor and dramatist from Radio Pakistan Khairpur and produced more than 10 dramas, highly liked by people.

His first stage drama was “Waido”. He proved himself as a best actor of stage drama and won award and a certificate from Sindhi Express Forum. His best stage dramas included Waido, Piyar jee Manzil, Tree te Behisht, Begum Ho Jamalo and more.

He also got popularity from his weekly feature written on children since 1988. He is connected with Radio Pakistan Hyderabad where he recorded many dramas.

Being a multi dimensional personality, he also entered in the field of journalism. He worked in daily Khadim-e-Watan as sub editor in 1990. He proved himself by achieving award and a certificate from a social organization Peoples Log.

Six hundred articles and columns have been published in different magazines as yet, in addition to all these things he has written some books namely Role of Dadu in M.R.D movement, Sindhi Knowledge and proverbs newspapers.

Currently Mohammad Ismail Malik is working in Daily Sham. His message for youth is “work hard with commitment because if you do so, there would be no difficulty to obstacle your destination”.