Noted Urdu fiction writer Iqbal Majeed was ailing for some time, but his health deteriorated and he has passed away. Iqbal Majeed was born on 12 th July 1934 (as per official record) at Moradabad, UP. His father Abdul Majeed worked for the railways. Iqbal Majeed completed his schooling at Moradabad and did his graduation from Lucknow University in 1956. He thereafter took a degree in Education from Aligarh University. He completed his Masters degree in Political Science from Kanpur in 1960.