The recipient of the 1993 National Culture Award, and the founder-chairman of the Pyramid Arts Promotion Society, Mr. Mehmood Shamas is well-known writer and editor of books and magazines. He has previously served as a superintendent for the Lahore Meusem, an institution of cultural heritage managed by the Govertnment of the Punjab. He is currently serving as a book editor for the Nirali Kitabain, Lahore. He is also the Chief editor for Pak-Swedish Focus Magazine, and editor of the monthly magazine, Mudawa.
He acknowledges Syed Ahmad Qazi as his literaray mentor and teacher. Over the last many years he has contributed volumiously to various reputabel magazines, among which are, khushboo, Nai Sooch, Nawa-e Waqt, Tadeeb, Humsookhan, Safar Namay, Catholic Naqeeb, and Shalome.
A man of literary aspirations and social conciousness, Shamas is ever busy in his passions of juournalism, poetry, music, activities of social welfare and promoting the preservation of cultural heritage. To this end, there are several publications under process, and will be soon mentioned on this webpage.
© Akhtar Injeeli 31/01/2013