OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Famous Urdu fiction writer Abdul Hameed commonly known as A Hameed , who has been on ventilator since April 3, was reported to be in critical condition at Jinnah Hospitals Intensive Care Unit on Saturday. While talking to The Nation, Doctor Fahad Naeem said that the veteran writhers lungs had been badly affected. The doctor said though the writhers condition was very serious, yet they were hopeful that he would recover soon. A Hameed was working on his autobiography with suggested title Chhor Aaye Wo Gallian before his illness. He was born in 1928 in Amritsar and migrated to Pakistan after partition and passed intermediate as a private candidate. He joined Radio Pakistan as assistant script editor. Having worked for some years with Radio Pakistan, he joined Voice of America. His first collection of short stories Manzil Manzil got a great acclaim from readers and made him a well-recognised romantic short story writer. He has written more than 200 books including 'Urdu Sher Ki Dastan, 'Urdu Nasr ki Dastan, 'Mirza Ghalib, 'Dastango Ashfaq Ahmad and 'Mirza Ghalib Lahore Men. His Drama Ainak Wala Jin has got a great fame among children in the 1990s. Moreover, his fantasy series of 100 novels for children known as Ambar Naag Maria series was a real fame for him.