A Hamid, a prolific Urdu writer, who wrote over 200 books, passed away in the age of 83 at Lahore on Friday.
Abdul Hameed, known as A Hameed, was born in 1928 in Amritsar. He passed his secondary education in Amritsar, passed intermediate in Pakistan as a private candidate and join Radio Pakistan as an assistant script editor.
After working some years for Radio Pakistan, he joined Voice of America, a private news channel reported.
His first collection of short stories, Manzil Manzil, got a great acclaim from the readers and made him a well recognized romantic short story writer.
Apart from writing short stories and novels, he wrote columns for national newspapers. He wrote many programmes for Radio and TV which had got tremendous acknowledgement from listeners and viewers.