Amjad Islam Amjad’s name adds to those significant writers who lock up the tradition of Urdu culture in the books of literature. He was the best screenwriter, poet, and columnist in Pakistan who took Urdu poetry and screenwriting to another height. Today, on 10th February 2023, he passed away in Lahore due to a cardiac arrest.
Amjad Islam Amjad was born on 4th August 1944 in Lahore, Punjab in British India. He got his secondary education in Lahore and then graduated from Govt Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore. Amjad Islam Amjad did MA in Urdu Literature from Punjab University. He worked in different posts as a lecturer, director, writer, and columnist. He died on 10th February 2023 in Lahore on Friday due to a cardiac arrest.
Amjad Islam Amjad has written some masterpiece plays that have gone through multiple theatre adaptations. His famous works are Waris, Samandur, Dehleez, Din, Raat, Waqt, Fishaar and Inkaar. Along with writing several renowned plays, he has also contributed to Urdu literature with seventy books.
Some of his renowned books are Shifting Sands, Ham Us Kay Hain, Sahilon Ki Hawa, Phir Yun Huwa, Zara Phir Se Kehna and Itne Khawb Kahan Rakhun Ga and many others.
Awards of Amjad Islam Amjad
As a historic literary personality, many acclaimed writers have done works on his personality. He has also achieved some of the prestigious national awards of Pakistan like Sitara-e-Imtiaz and The Pride of Performance.
Not only he was celebrated in Pakistan, but on international levels too. He has been awarded by Necip Fazil International Culture and Art Award by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said the following words about him, “Amjad Islam Amjad is one of the most important poets in modern Urdu literature.”
On his demise, many Pakistani famous personalities have shown sorrow and grief over such a big loss to literature. His death has created a gap in URdu literature that could hardly be filled by someone else. President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi, PM Shahbaz Sharif, Governor of Punjab, Shoaib Akhtar, Imran Abbas and many others have prayed for him via their tweets.
آج معروف شاعر اور دانشور امجد اسلام امجد کی وفات کی صورت میں اردو ادب کا ایک عظیم دور ختم ہوگیا۔ انہوں نےاپنے ڈراموں اور تصانیف کے ذریعے ایک نسل کی فکری آبیاری کی۔ ان کی شاعری کا ترنم ایک لمبے عرصے تک ہمارے کانوں میں رس گھولتا رہے گا۔ اللہ تعالی ان کو کروٹ کروٹ جنت نصیب کریں۔ pic.twitter.com/scpkDwXNyj
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) February 10, 2023
اس کے لہجے میں برف تھی لیکن
چھو کے دیکھا تو ہاتھ جلنے لگے
Amjad Islam Amjad.
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون۔
Urdu Poetry & Pakistan have suffered a huge loss today. pic.twitter.com/jIgYgliz3F
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 10, 2023
Amjad Islam Amjad our great playwriter, dramatist & poet has passed away.
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
وہ اپنے بارے میں کیا خوب کہ گئے کہ :
اگر کبھی میری یاد آئے
تو چاند راتوں کی نرم دلگیر روشنی میں
کسی ستارے کو دیکھ لینا،
گریز کرتی ہوا کی لہروں پہ ہاتھ رکھنا،
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) February 10, 2023
End of an era. Amjad Islam Amjad Sahab is no more. Today is the saddest day for Urdu poetry. Inna Lillahe wa Inna elehe Rajeoon. pic.twitter.com/kyrTYMU6TC
— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) February 10, 2023