He was poet, critic, broadcaster and commentator of literary subjects. He was a teacher and wrote poems for school books as well.
Sufi Tabassum also wrote some super hit songs for movies. His Ghazal:
- So Bar Chamman Mehka, So Bar Bahar Ayi..
(sung by Naseem Begum, composed by Rasheed Atrray in film Sham Dhalay in 1960) was a mega hit film song.
Sufi Tabassum translated Mirza Ghalib's Persian poem in Punjabi language, which was sung by Ghulam Ali in film Ek Thi Larki in 1973:
- Meray Shouq Da Nein Eitbar Teinu, Aaja Weikh Mera Intezar Aaja..
Sufi Tabassum wrote some super hit patriotic songs during 1965-Indo-Pak war. Two of these songs were sung by Madam Noorjahan and the first was filmed in Punjabi film Prohna in 1966:
- Mereya Dhol Sipahia, Teinu Rabb Dian Rakhan..
- A Puttar Hattan Tay Nein Wikday..
Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum was born on August 4, 1899 at Amritsar and died on February 7, 1978 at Lahore.
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