Popular Pakistani Poet Jaun Ailya

Jaun Elia

Jaun Ailya was born on the 14th of December 1931 and produced wonderful pieces of art until his demise in 2002 on the 8th of November. He was not only a distinguished Urdu poet but he was also a philosopher, biographer and scholar. He was not the only creative one in his family, his brother; Rais Amrohvi was a well-known journalist and philosopher. His other brother, Syed Muhammad Taqi was a very popular Psychoanalyst as well as a journalist. Jaun Ailya married Zahida Hina who was a very popular columnist. Jaun Ailya other than possessing all these abilities and such a rich background, he also had an exceptional ability to speak various languages, some which included Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew.

His Literary Work

Jaun Ailya had just the right environment at house to develop his abilities that he possessed. He was so inspired and motivated that he composed his first Urdu couplet just at the age of 8. His first poetry collection, titled as “Shayad” which is an Urdu word for “maybe”, published in 1991. At that time he was 60 years of age. The preface to his book can really prove to be a great insight in the culture and traditions of the sub-continent.  Just the preface to his book can be considered as a fine piece of literature.

Praise for Jaun Ailya

“Yani” was later published in 2003. One of his good friends, Khalid Ansari got the other three of his books published. They were titled as “Guman”, “Laikin” and “Goya”. Dr. Muhammad Ali Siddiqui referred to him as one of the three most prominent Urdu Ghazal poets of the twentieth century.

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.