Aab-e-gum, was published in 1990 by Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi ,
had immediately upgraded him from the domain of humorists to the larger, much more exciting world of mainstream fictionists. Not just that, it had put him on a pedestal even within the hall of fame. Having waited a shade under a quarter of a century, the readers’ expectations were lofty; as lofty as the craft of Yusufi had thus far been. Dedicated to his children, Arshad, Sarosh, Rukhsana and Seema.