Ibne Safi suffered from schizophrenia during 1960
and 1963, not writing a single word in those three years. With the
prayers of his family, friends, and fans, Ibne Safi finally recovered
from the illness in 1963 under the treatment of Hakim Iqbal Hussain of
The author made a great comeback on November
25, 1963 with the bestseller Imran Series novel Dairh Matwaalay, which
inaugurated in India by the Ex Interior Minister (later Prime Minister
of India) Lal Bahadur Shastri. The demand for this novel was so high
that within a week a second edition was published in India. This edition
was inaugurated by the then Provincial Law Minister Ali Zaheer.
At this time editor of daily Hurriyat, Karachi,
Janab Fakhr-e-Maatri persuaded Ibne Safi to write a novel for his
newspaper. Ibne Safi agreed and Imran's special novel Doctor Duago
started publishing on weekly basis in daily Hurriyat. Fakhr-e-Maatri
ensured that Ibne Safi's comeback should be advertised properly so he
published big posters that were glued at various bookstalls in Karachi
and other parts of Pakistan. .
This poster is a part of Ibne Safi's Family
Archives. Ahmad Safi being the custodian of the Archives, provided
access to Rashid Ashraf to photograph the poster for Ibne Safi's fans as
it was not possible to scan. However Ibne Safi's photograph was scanned
and comments were edited for clarity.
Ibne Safi's comments at the back of the