Tasveeri Kahani Silsila: Akhtar Hameed Khan
Winner of the 4th UBL Literary Excellence Award 2014 for the Best Children’s Literature in Urdu
Dr Akhtar Hameed Khan is the second title in Tasveeri Kahani Silsila based on the life of prominent Pakistanis. This graphic story gives us pictorial glimpses of the renowned philanthropist Akhtar Hameed Khan’s life, who left his government job before the creation of Pakistan to start social work for deprived people. His biggest achievement was the Orangi Pilot Project, where he showed people how through self-help they could achieve bigger goals.
Rumana Husain is a writer, illustrator, and a freelance contributor to national dailies and magazines. She has been an innovative school head and teacher-trainer. She is an Honorary Director on the Board of the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF), Honorary General Secretary of the Karachi Conference Foundation, and Founding Member of the ‘I am Karachi’ Society. She has written and illustrated over 60 children’s books and developed many teachers’ manuals. She won the 4th UBL-Jang Literary Excellence Award for Dr Akhter Hameed Khan which is a part of this graphic stories series.