Literary legend Amjad Islam Amjad passes away

Literary legend Amjad Islam Amjad Passes Away

Renowned drama writer, poet, and educationist Amjad Islam Amjad passed away today in Lahore at the age of 78. He suffered a heart attack, according to his family.

Renowned drama writer, poet and educationist

literary legend Amjad Islam Amjad passes away

Literary legend Amjad Islam Amjad passes away, died of heart attack in Lahore on Friday. He was 78, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Amjad Islam Amjad suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday morning and he was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last, said his family.

It may be mentioned here that Amjad Islam Amjad was among Pakistan’s best-known Urdu poets. Born on August 4, 1944, he had enjoyed immense popularity among Urdu-lovers due to his brilliant poetry and excellent screenplays.

Winner of many awards, including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, and an author of many books of poetry, he had been a regular feature at poetry readings all over the world for the last four decades.

Some of his plays, dramatized by Pakistan Television (PTV) and other private television channels, had won international acclaim. “Waaris”, “Samandar”, “Waqt”, “Dehleez”, “Raat” and “Apne Log” were among his most popular screenplays.

President Alvi, PM Shehbaz, CM Mohsin Naqvi Condole

President Dr Arif Alvi expressed his profound grief and condolences as renowned drama writer and poet literary legend Amjad Islam passes away.

As a tribute, the president posted poetry on Twitter. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also conveyed condolences for Amjad Islam Amjad.

Literary legend Amjad Islam Amjad passes away

The premier wrote, “A golden age of Urdu literature has come to its end after the death of poet and thinker Amjad Islam Amjad. He cultivated a generation of intellectuals through his plays and writings. The chant of his poetry will continue to melt in our ears for a long time.”

He prayed to Allah Almighty to grant the departed soul high ranks in the paradise. Furthermore, Punjab Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi also expressed his grief and sorrow over the demise of Amjad Islam Amjad.

He said that Amjad Islam Amjad’s poetry will always keep him alive in the hearts of millions and that he was the identity of Pakistan due to his unique poetry. With the death of Amjad Islam Amjad, a bright era of Urdu literature has come to an end.

CM Naqvi also expressed his heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family.

Reporter Zain Madni

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