Google paid tribute to Saadat Hasan Manto.
The doodle had designed by Pakistani illustrator, Shehzil Malik. Taking to Instagram, she wrote “Today is Saadat Hasan Manto 108th birthday and I was asked to draw the Google Doodle to celebrate the occasion!”
“Manto is a hero to me, so this was a huge honor! Go find the artwork on the Google homepage- and if you haven’t read Manto, you need to get on that immediately!” the designer said about the late Manto.
Born into a middle-class Muslim family in the mainly Sikh city of Ludhiana on May 11, 1912,
Manto’s unique writing style and rebellious nature got him fame.
He usually wrote short stories and modern fiction.
Some of his works include Thanda Gosht, Sarkandon Ke Peechay, Sarak Kay Kinaray, Beghair Ijazat and Shikari Auratain.
He is the subject of two biographical films: Manto, directed by Sarmad Khoosat and the 2018 film Manto, directed by Nandita Das.
Saadat Hassan Manto was born in Paproudi village of Samrala, in the Ludhiana district of the Punjab in a Muslim family of barristers on 11 May 1912.
His father was a judge of a local court. He was ethnically a Kashmiri and proud of his Kashmiri roots.