Ghulam Rasul Mehr hailed from Jallunder in East Punjab. He received his education in Lahore from the Mission High School and Islamia College, after which he joined the education department in Hyderabad Deccan, where he served from 1917-20.
Mehr began to work for the Urdu daily Zamindar alongside his close friend Abdul Majeed Salik. Subsequently, he and Salik began their own publication from Lahore in the shape of Inqilab, an Urdu daily. The newspaper lasted 20 years and in its final phase was openly supportive of the Unionist government in Punjab.
A prolific writer, Mehr besides writing a bestseller interpreting Ghalib’s poetry, Nawa-i-Saroosh also wrote on other topics of historical significance. He also translated more than 50 books from Persian, Arabic, and English into Urdu.
Source: The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History
Pakistan Observer, December 17, 2016
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