Pakistan government conferred Sitara-i-Imtiaz honor on Urdu author, Gopi Chand Narang . The honor is the third highest civilian honor given by the nation.
Nishan-i-Imtiaz is the highest civil honor of Pakistan which it had bestowed on former Prime Minister Morarji Desai and matinee idol Dilip Kumar in the past.
Gopi Chand Narang was born in Dukki, Pakistan. He is an Indian scholar of Urdu language and literature, an prominent Urdu writer, scholar, critic and linguist. He is author of many books in Urdu, Hindi and English.