Dr Tauseef Tabassum is a senior literary figure and poet in the Urdu language. Born in Budaun, UP, India, in 1928, he migrated to Pakistan with his family after Partition. His poetry has been published both here and in India. In addition to his works of literary criticism, he is also well known for his poems and stories for children. Dr Tabassum wrote the anthem of the Pakistan Air Force. He has won numerous awards over the years, including the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.