Tilok Chand Mehroom

(1 July 1887 – 6 January 1966)

He was an Indian Urdu poet who was admired not only for his writings but also for his simple lifestyle and evident deep dislike of religious discrimination.

Mehroom was born in the village of Mousa Noor Zaman Shah (Mianwali District, Punjab (now Pakistan) on 1 July 1887. The small village, consisting of some 20–25 homes, was under constant threat of flooding from the Indus River and was destroyed and rebuilt many times before his family gave up their farm and shop and moved to Isakhel.

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