Monday, May 18, 2009

Obaidullah Baig

Obaidullah Baig is an eminent scholar, Urdu writer/novelist, Columnist and media expert from Pakistan. He migrated to Karachi from Rampur, India after Partition. He teamed up with Iftikhar Arif in 1970s then with Ghazi Salahuddin in 1990s and won renown for the famous Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) quiz show Kasouti. Nowadays, he is running a similar program from a private Pakistani TV Channel with the name of Kasauti, Master Mind. The program is conducted by the original host of Kasauti, Quraish Pur. His wife, Salma Baig was also a renowned face on PTV for hosting programs in the past and for her participation in educational sector. Baig has three daughters.

His eldest daughter is Maryam Baig, who is studying in the United States. She is a visual artist and also a theatre actor. She is following her father's footsteps by making films as well. His second daughter is Fatima Adarsh, who is married to T.V actor Adarsh Ayaz and works for Pakistani news channels. His youngest daughter Amina Baig is an artist; she also worked for The News, Pakistan. Obaidullah Baig has just been awarded a 'Pride of Performance' (August 14th, 2008) for his achievements in the Pakistani media.

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