Amjad Islam Amjad, a literary legend from Pakistan, was buried amid accolades and sadness

Amjad Islam Amjad, a renowned poet, author, and screenwriter, was buried on Saturday at Lahore’s Miani Sahib Graveyard

His funeral prayers were held in a nearby mosque in the city’s Defence Phase 1 after which his remains were transferred to Miani Sahab.

The literary prodigy passed away at the age of 78 in Lahore, leaving President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and other prominent figures in mourning.

The top officials of the nation paid respect to the poet’s contributions, noting that the author of more than 70 volumes had done immeasurable good for the Urdu language.

On August 4, 1944, in Lahore, Amjad was born. In 1967, he earned his master’s degree in urdu from the University of Punjab. He was hired as an Urdu professor at MAO College in Lahore in 1968. Up until 1975, he was still a professor there. He was appointed deputy director of Punjab’s Arts Council in August of the same year.

He has played a crucial role in the literary community. His most well-known plays include Varis, Din, Fishar, and many others. His well-known television drama Khuwab Jaagtay Hain got a prize in 1975.

Additionally, he translated into Urdu the works of African poets under the name Kale Logon ki Roshan Nazmein.

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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