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                                  Poster of "Doctor Duago" 1963                Back

                     

                                                     Courtesy Ahmad Safi and Rashid Ashraf

                   

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 Karachi.

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 Poster

       

 


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