Amjad Islam Amjad was one of the most celebrated writers and poets in Pakistan. He was born on August 4, 1944, in Sialkot, a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Amjad received his early education in his hometown and later went on to study at Murray College in Sialkot. He received his Master’s degree in Urdu literature from Government College Lahore in 1966.
Amjad’s literary career began in the early 1960s, and he started to gain recognition for his work in the late 1970s. He has published several collections of poetry and written many plays, television dramas, and screenplays.
Amjad Islam Amjad was also a prolific writer of columns and essays, which have been published in several newspapers and magazines.
Amjad’s poetry is characterized by its simple and direct language, which resonates with people from all walks of life. He wrote about the joys and sorrows of everyday life, the beauty of nature, and the struggles of the common man. His poems are often infused with a sense of hope and optimism, which has made him a favorite among readers of all ages.
In addition to his poetry, Amjad is also known for his contributions to Pakistani television and cinema. He has written scripts for several successful TV dramas and films, including the iconic drama serial “Waris” and the film “Zille Shah.” He has also worked as a lyricist for several Pakistani films, collaborating with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Amjad’s contributions to Urdu literature and Pakistani culture have not gone unnoticed. He has been awarded several prestigious awards for his work, including the Pride of Performance Award in 1989 and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2008.
In 2017, Amjad Islam Amjad was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lahore Literary Festival.
Despite his success and fame, Amjad remains a humble and grounded individual. He continues to inspire new generations of writers and poets in Pakistan and beyond, and his work remains a testament to the power of words and the enduring beauty of Urdu poetry.