Anwar Maqsood – My Friend
Now I can say that I and Anwar are old FRIENDS 7E lRST MET IN THE WINTERS OF 1975. I was a struggling composer and he was Artiste and Repertoire Manager in a MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY 7E ARE CLOSE friends because we talk about everything WHICH INCLUDES PEOPLE AROUND US 7E gladly and pleasantly agree and disagree WITH EACH OTHER 7E SHARE ALL KINDS OF JOKES and we have an opinion about everyone we know or we don’t know. Critical and creative thinking is entirely Anwar’s. I just agree or I don’t. I also sometimes contribute creatively in profiling a close friend. This is a friendship which is not acknowledged but also not denied. However, the credit of making our friendship tangible goes entirely to Anwar.
He is a gracious host. No friend, who is invited at his place, can go thirsty or hungry. He himself is an excellent cook and serves his masterly cooked dishes with love and affection, which undoubtedly have a unique taste.
He has possibly the finest collection of music recorded in the world, especially in South Asia. Every time you are invited to his place, you get to listen to at least two hours of exquisite music out of several thousand hours he has in his collection. 7E HAVE PLAYED CRICKET TOGETHER QUITE A lot, though not anymore. He is a very bad cricketer except when you are playing cricket in a 12/16 room, using a curtain rod as a bat and a squash ball; he is simply outstanding and unbeatable. He beat test cricketer LATE 7ASIM 2AJA HOLLOW IN THE STATED ENVIRONMENT SEVERAL TIMES 7ASIM WAS ALSO A very dear common friend.
I have acted in the plays written by him gladly and also look forward to again doing it whenever it is possible. He has turned out to be a prolific comedy writer. He is possibly, if not the best, then one of the best in the field. He has reached a stage and status in his career as a writer where he does not need to prove anything. This is how we all know him.