Pakistani Poet Amjad Islam Amjad

by on December 4, 2012
in Poets of Pakistan

Amjad Islam Amjad

Amjad Islam Amjad was born in Lahore. He received his early and secondary education from the Government Islamia College Civil Lines. After obtaining another degree from the University of Punjab in Urdu literature, he started working as a lecturer. Eventually he became the director of PTV. But after a number of years he returned to the post of a lecturer again.

Also a drama writer, Amjad is usually remembered due to his poetry. But he has made a mark in the drama industry with his drama ‘Waaris’ which turned immensely popular and was aired on PTV. Dehleez, Raat and Apnay log are also a few of his dramas which have turned into viewer’s favorite. He also writes columns for The Daily Express, an Urdu newspaper. The name of his column is Chasham-e-Tamasha. Amjad Islam Amjad’s poetry is about life’s gift to man, its boundless beauty and the joy it brings. Us Par, Fishhar, Barzakh, Baarish ki Awaaz and Hum Us Kay Hain are a few examples of his entrancing and striking poetry. Amjad Islam Amjad is a natural poet who expanded his writing capabilities into other fields such as drama writing and column writing, it is his poetry that makes him unforgettable. For all his contributions he has been gifted with numerous prestigious awards. Amjad Islam Amjad is the holder of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz and also he has received the Pride of Performance award Amjad Islam Amjad is one of Urdu’s greatest literary figures in the modern era.