Adeem Hashmi or Adeem Haschmi (Urdu: عدیم ہاشمی) or Adeem Fasihuddin Hashmi (Real name Fasih Ud Din) was a famous Urdu poet. arguably the finest ever works of Urdu ghazal are attributed to his name.

Short Biography

He was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan in August 01, 1946 but lived most of his life between Pakistan, and America where he died. He started his journey of writing in Lahore, Pakistan. Arguably the finest poet of his time Adeem was the most controversial writer in Urdu poetry in the 70's and 90's.

He rose to instant fame in the community with his poems 'Kat hi Gaye Judaie bhi' and ‘Faasle Aise Bhi Honge’ in the late 60's. This came at a time when the poetic tone was set high and strong in the country. Adeem had many poems catered by the critiques at a level which most poets didn't enjoy. This created some controversies and conflicts amongst the political lines that poets were eagerly drawing on the map. Adeem's natural flair and style was fresh and different and he had the sense to realize the need of the time and age around him. Even though most poets of high esteem were sunk in romance and nature, his chose basic fundamentals of revolt and complimented that with personal confrontation as an analogy.


His last book “Bohat nazdeek Aate ja rahe ho” was written in the hospitals of Pakistan and America where he stayed admitted for the last year of his life.

Adeem Hashmi died in Chicago Hope on 5 November 2001 from a heart failure.


Adeem Hashmi wrote excellent and highly successful plays for Pakistan Television which got instant fame and attention like "Guest House" which ran longer than any other play on PTV. 'Aaghosh' put Adeem on the writers podium taking all acclaims from all over the country. "Comedy Theatre" and other short serials like 'gudi gudi' etc. were Adeem's works on TV.

Most famous songs of the Pakistani history are also in Adeem's bad like "Daikha Na Tha kabhi Hum ne Ye sama" which still holds highest runs on TV records and is probably the most famous song ever in the history of the nation.

Adeem Hashmi's Works:

‘Tarkash’1992, ‘Muqalima’1995, ‘Chehra Tumhara yaad rehta hai’1996, ‘faasle aisay bhi honge’2000, ‘Diana-The princess of Love’2000, ‘Bohat nazdeek aate Jaa Rahe ho’2001.

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