Mumtaz Mufti was born in Batala, Punjab (now in India). He became a civil servant under British rule and started his career as a schoolteacher. Soon after partition he migrated to Pakistan with his family. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Munshi Premchand Awards. Hind Yatra is his much acclaimed travelogue, recounting his trip to India in fascinating detail.