A poet in the Urdu and Punjabi languages and scholar of Persian, Muhammad Anwar Masood hails from Gujrat, Punjab. He is particularly well known for his comic poetry; however, his works include other genres as well. He studied at Zamindar College, Gujrat, and Punjab University Oriental College, Lahore, obtaining a Master’s in Persian from the latter. Thereafter, he taught at Punjab University until retirement in 1996. He was a member of the visiting faculty of Government College University, Lahore, in the Department of Humanities. He has published three volumes of poetry in Urdu and eight in Punjabi, in addition to scholarly prose works and articles in numerous magazines.