Born in August 1940 in Calcutta, migrated to Lahore in May 1950 with his family. Later he moved to Karachi where he earned Master’s degree in 1968. For 35 years he served as a teacher at government schools and colleges in Karachi.
Jazib Quraishi is not only a distinguished poet but also a prolific Urdu prose writer. His first critique of the Urdu literature – MaiN Ne Janaa – was published in 1984. His other prose books, published from 1974 to 2012, are:
Aankh Aur Chiragh (Eye & lamp) - Critical articles on modern style writers.
Shaeri Aur Tehzeeb (Poetry & Civilization) – Critical articles on prominent writers with classical style.
Doosre Kanare Par (On the other side) – Critical articles on three generations writers.
Meri TehrireiN (My writings) – A collection of writings published in the daily Jang.
Izhaariye (Comments) – Evaluation of modern and classical writers.
Khawab Aur Tajrabe (Dream & Experiences) – Critical articles on new poets and writers.
The last two books - ‘Khwab aur tajribe’ and ‘Izhariye’ - underline the poetry, short stories, fiction, humorous literature, criticism and other works created in different forms by different writers. He has the credit of encouraging and promoting young poets and writers.He has also written on Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Majnoon Gorakhpoor, Manzoor Hussian Shor, Saba Akbar Abadi, Tabish Dehlavi and other literary giants