Pashto writer determined to serve mother-tongue through writing even after losing both hands

The stories of the gifted writer revolved around underprivileged people seeking justice in society.

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In 2001, the noted Pashto writer Abdul Qadir Mujrim lost both his hands due to an electric shock. However, a year later, he was able to start writing with his feet.

Abdul Qadir Mujrim is determined to serve the cause of his mother tongue. He has never let his physical impairment stop him from his passion.

Artificial Limbs

The writer has sought  financial help from the government to  provide him with artificial limbs that could help him work on a computer.

Speaking to a source, Mujrim said, “I have artificial limbs fitted to my body, but I cannot work with  them on a computer. However, I have heard that new tech limbs can enable amputees to type on the computer.”

The writer hired a person to write for him, but soon he found a way to be relieved of dependency and started to write with his feet.

Abdul Qadir Mujrim is a recipient of three awards for his contribution to Pashto literature from the Balochistan’s cultural and tourism department The former governor of the province, Mohammad Khan Achakzai, had also presented him with the award of excellence for his unusual talent and services.

Mujrim said, “The writer within me wanted to come out anyway, and I was able to write with my feet just a year after the unfortunate incident. I published my first Pashto poetry book ‘Maat Wazary’ in 2004. Since then, I have published 13 titles, nine of them being novels, one short story, and three poetry collections.”

The stories of the gifted writer revolved around underprivileged people seeking justice in society.

Mujrim (the Culprit)

The determined poet said that he chose the penname Mujrim (the culprit) because he had felt guilty of not being able to serve his mother tongue and his people. “I still feel guilty as we the writers are not fulfilling our responsibilities towards our mother tongue and community at large,” the writer added.

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