Khawaja Tariq Mahmood,born October 1927,at Chakwal,graduated in engineering from the Punjab University in 1947.He was commissioned in January 1948 in the Crops of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering,Pakistan Army,and retired as brigadier in March 1979.He graduated from Royal Military College of Science,Shrivenham, U.K. in 1960-61. He took his law degree in International Relations in 1985 from the University of Southern California, U.S.A. He is a member of Lahore High Court Bar.
According to Ghalib:
اہل بینش کو ہے طوفان حوادث مکتب
نظمہء موج کم از سلیی استاد نہیں
According to Shakespeare:
“Sweet are the uses of adversity we find books in running brooks, tongues in trees,sermons in stones…”
Ghalib and Shakespeare are extolling the virtues of adversity- and are translating each other.