Pakistani Celebrities

Google pays tribute to Sadat Hasan Manto on his birthday

Google honors prominent personalities and occasions with special illustrations called ‘Google Doodles. Google is paying tribute to outstanding Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto also known as Manto with a doodle on his 118th birthday today. On Monday, May 11, 2020 Google honored Manto.

Saadat Hasan Manto (11 May 1912 – 18 January 1955) was a Pakistani writer, playwright, and author born in Ludhiana, India. Writing mainly in the Urdu language. Manto was known to write about the hard truths of the society that no one dared to talk about. He is best known for his stories about the partition of India, which he opposed, immediately following independence in 1947.

He is acknowledged as one of the finest 20th century Urdu writers and is the subject of two biographical films: Manto, directed by Sarmad Khoosat, and the 2018 film Manto, directed by Nandita Das.