Amjad Islam Amjad, a literary legend in Pakistan, passes away at the age of 78

A renowned dramatist and poet, Amjad Islam Amjad passed away in Lahore at the age of 78

The family of the late Pakistani literary giant acknowledged that he died of a heart attack.

Amjad was born in Lahore on August 4, 1944. From the University of Punjab, he received his Masters in Urdu in 1967. He was hired in 1968 to teach Urdu at the MAO College in Lahore. He stayed there as a professor until 1975. He was appointed the Punjab Arts Council’s deputy director in August of the same year.

He has had a significant role in the literary world. Varis, Din, Fishar, and many other well-known dramas are only a few of his works. He got an award for his well-known TV play Khuwab Jaagtay Hain in 1975.

He also translated the Urdu poetry collection Kale Logon ki Roshan Nazmein by African writers.

Amjad Islam Amjad has written more than 40 books over the course of a 50-year career and has also been awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz. For his literary works and TV screenplays, he has won numerous accolades, including Pride of Performance. The dramas “Waris,” “Dehleez,” “Samandar,” “Raat,” “Waqt,” and “Apnay Log” are just a few of his well-known productions.

Written by Aly Bukshi

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