Introduction

An eminent scholar, Urdu writer, novelist, columnist, media expert and documentary filmmaker Obaidullah Baig was born in Rampur, India on October 1, 1936. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Baig

Obaidullah Baig


Professional Achievements


An eminent scholar, Urdu writer, novelist, columnist, media expert and documentary filmmaker Obaidullah Baig was born in Rampur, India on October 1, 1936. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Baig migrated to Karachi with his family in the early 1950s.

Obaidullah Baig, teamed up with Iftikhar Arif in the 1970s and then with Ghazi Salahuddin in the 1990s for the famous Pakistan Television Corporation (PVT) Quiz Show Kasauti. He later appeared on a similar programme called Kasauti, Master Mind. The programme was conducted by original Kasauti host, the late Quraish Pur.

His wife, Salma Baig is known for hosting programmes on PTV and for her participation in the field of education.

Obaidullah Baig had three daughters. His eldest daughter is Maryam Obaidullah Baig, who is a visual artist and also a theatre actor in the United States. She is following her father's footsteps by making films as well. His second daughter is Fatima Adarsh, who is married to actor Adarsh Ayaz and works for Pakistani news channels. The third and youngest daughter Amina Baig works for The News International.

Obaidullah Baig was awarded Pride of Performance (August 14, 2008) by the President of Pakistan for his services to Pakistani media.

Obaidullah Baig died on June 22, 2012 in Karachi.