MUSHTAQ AHMAD YUSUFI (b. 1925?), a banker by profession, is better known to the Urdu world as a humorist and satirist par excellence. Several collections of his writings have appeared to date: Chiragh Taale (1961), Khakam ba-Dahan (1969), Zar-Guzashat (1976), and Ab-e Gum (1990). He has received several honors and awards, among them the Sitara-e Imtiyaz, the Hilal-e Imtiyaz, the Adamjee Award and the Hijra Award.