Mumtaz Mufti was born in Batala, Punjab, (now in India). He was a son of Mufti Muhammad Hussain and his first wife Sughra Khannum. He became a civil servant under British rule and started career as a school teacher. Soon after partition, he migrated to Pakistan with his family.
What Mufti wrote in his career are now classic in Urdu literature. His famous books are Labiek, Ali Pur Ka Ailee and Alakh Nagri. RaamDeen is the collection of Mumtaz Mufti essay.