Anwar Maqsood has held centrestage for almost fifty years. He is probably our most enduring humourist. Author of several television serials and shows, he was a principal contributor to Fifty Fifty, the hit 80s comedy programme and, before that, he was amongst the panel of writers for the Zia Moheyddin Show. 7ITH PASSAGE OF TIME !NWAR SAHEB CAME more into his own and penned several wellknown TV serials, such as Angan Tehra.
Extremely prolific, Anwar did not limit his talents to writing humour only. He wrote seriOUS PLAYS AND SERIALS AS WELL 7HEN !NWAR S son Bilal launched his Strings band, the father revealed himself as a remarkable poet/ lyricist depicted in the songs he wrote for the group.
In the eighties and nineties, Anwar was a regular feature in stage shows that were a weekly affair in Karachi. He compered and wrote pieces for Bushra Ansari and Moin Akhtar. He was the man who provided the fodder for these performers and in no small measure helped them build star status.
In recent years, Anwar has turned his sights towards the stage where he has written plays that have been performed and acclaimed throughout the country.A side to Anwar saheb that is not very well-known is his talent as a painter. The late Ali Imam (art critic and gallery owner) bemoaned the fact that Anwqr had not devoted his immense talent in this particular field.And, to top it all, Anwar is a music aficionado.