Jamiluddin Aali

Jamiluddin Aali
Jamiluddin Aali  is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan.

Biography

Aali hails from a literary family of Delhi. His grandfather, Nawab Allauddin Ahmed Khan, was a friend and student of Ghalib. His father Sir Ameeruddin Ahmed Khan was also a poet, and his mother Syeda Jamila Baigum belonged to the family of Mir Dard. Aali earned a BA in Economics from Anglo Arabic College, Delhi. On 30 September 1944, Jamil married Tayaba Bano. They have five children (three sons and two daughters). His son, Raju Jamil, is a Television actor, while his second son Murad Jamil is a famous architect in Pakistan. In 1947, after the partition of India, his family migrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi. He joined the Civil Services of Pakistan in 1951. In 1971 he obtained an FEL and LLB from Karachi University.

Political life

Aali was former member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and also contested the general elections on 7 March 1977 from NA-191, but lost. In 1997, he was elected as member of the Senate for a six-year term with support of Muttahida Qaumi Movement.[1]

Literary work

Ballade’s collection
  • Aye Mere Dasht-e-Sukhan
  • Ghazlain Dohay Geet (Six editions)
  • Jeeway Jeeway Pakistan (Five editions)
  • La Hasil (Three editions)
  • Nai Kiran
Couplet’s collection
  • Dohay (Three editions in Urdu and one in Devnagari)
Travel literature
  • Duniya Mere Aagye
  • Tamasha Mere Aagye
  • Iceland
  • Hurfay (Four books)

Patriotic songs

  • Aye Watan Ke Sajelay Jawanoo (sung by Noor Jehan)
  • Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan (sung by Shahnaz Begum originally in 1968.
  • Hum Mustafavi Mustafavi Hain (official song of 1974 Islamic Conference Summit at Lahore’.
  • Mein Chota Sa Ek Ladka Hoon
  • Mera Paigham Pakistan
  • Ab Yeh Andaz-e-Anjuman Hoga
  • Hum Maain, Hum Behnain, Hum Baitiyan
  • Jo Naam Wahi Pehchan, Pakistan Pakistan
  • Aye Des Ki Hawaon, Kushboo Mein Bas Ke Jao
  • Itne Bade Jewan Sagar Mein, Tu Ne Pakistan Diya
  • Yeh Kavita Pakistani Hai

Awards

  • Hilal-e-Imtiaz (2004)
  • Pride of Performance (1991)
  • Adamjee Literary Award (1960)
  • Dawood Literary Award (1963)
  • United Bank Literary Award (1965)
  • Habib Bank Literary Award (1965)
  • Canadian Urdu Academy Award (1988)
  • Sant Kabeer Award – Urdu Conference Delhi (1989)
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