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He was resting at his residence in Lahore on Friday when his heart failed him. 78-year-old Amjad Islam Amjad was suffering from diabetes and blood pressure. At present, his residence in Defense area of Lahore is crowded with bereaved friends, devotees and acquaintances. People from different parts of the country are reaching Lahore to participate in his funeral prayers.
Amjad Islam Amjad was born on August 4, 1944 in Lahore, he did MA (Urdu) from Punjab University in 1967, he was also the editor of Punjab University’s biggest magazine ‘Mohoor’. After completing his education, he was associated with MAO College Lahore for many years, where he served as a teacher in the Urdu department. In August 1975, Amjad Islam Amjad was appointed as the Deputy Director of Punjab Art Council. After some time, he came back to MAO College after joining teaching. During his long government service, he was also the Director of Children Complex Lahore for some time.
Amjad Islam Amjad gained fame as a poet, dramatist and critic. His essays have been published under the title ‘Hum Iske Hain’. Translations of Amjad Islam Amjad’s poetry collection Barzakh and modern Arabic poems were published under the name of Mirrors. In addition, translations of poems by African poets were published under the name of “Light Poems of Black People”. Sham Sarai, near, somewhere here, then the wind, the wind of the shores, dawn, the sound of rain, where will I keep so many dreams, across, say it again, the seventh door and pressure are also included. He also dramatized Qasmi stories. He also compiled a book of Mansha’s selected writings which was published in India. His travelogue has been published under the name of ‘Resham Resham’ and a collection of columns has been published as Koi Din Aor. Amjad Islam Amjad has also been the creator of 1980’s Waris dramas like Shahra Afaq, his other popular dramas include Day and Pushar.
Amjad Islam Amjad was one of the most popular poets of the young generation, people of different ages were among those who liked him, children and old people were among those who listened to him with interest. He was heard insistently in mushairas, he was invited to mushairas all over the world and he spent most of the year traveling. His most popular poems include A Love Poem, A Little Talk, and The Tragedy of Self-Made People. One of his poems goes something like this,
In the relay of desires at the fair of life
What should I say to you in such a mess?
The flow of time is the ebb and flow of fortune
Hard landlessness is hard landlessness
In the sea of Hagar
The throne and the throne have the same story
What you have to say
It’s a little bit
It is a matter of life
When do the things of a lifetime happen in two hours?
In a sea of pain
There are countless islands, countless pearls
What you decorated in the window of the eye
It is about mercy
It is about this neck
Who comes as a thief in the solitude of blood
Word breaks down
It’s longer than life, it’s about blood
How are you on the way?
It is about evacuation
Conversation is extra in the words of Takhliyyah
One look is enough for lovers
If possible, listen to it one day alone
Why are you so confused?
Amjad Islam Amjad was honored with many awards including Stara Imtiaz, Presidential Medal of Excellence. He was also awarded a major literary award by the Turkish government in recognition of his literary services. He received the Nagar Award for Best Film Writer twice.
Pakistan’s prominent writer and critic Hameed Shahid while talking to DW said that the Urdu community was attracted by the poetry of Amjad Islam Amjad, his words were very effective. The gap created by his death in the literary world will not be filled for a long time. Amjad worked in various literary genres including poetry, drama and earned his iron. He was a great creator but he was also a very good human being. His poetry was filled with feelings of love. He was skilled in writing fluent and simple verses.
Amjad Islam Amjad, a close friend of Amjad Islam Amjad, told DW that Amjad Islam Amjad had returned to Pakistan after performing Umrah some time ago and fell ill at a literary fair in Karachi a few days ago. According to him, in the latter part of his life, he also helped with various welfare organizations in Pakistan in their fundraising and he made foreign trips to help many welfare organizations including Al-Khidmat, Ikhwat and Al-Ghazali. Some time ago, in an event held in Lahore, he requested the government not to award him any future award and to encourage a young writer in his place.