Jamiluddin Aali

Renowned poet, scholar and columnist Jamiluddin Aali passes away

KARACHI: Renowned poet, scholar and columnist Jamiluddin Aali passed away in Karachi today. He was 89.

Aali was admitted and being treated at a private hospital over the past three days. He died of heart failure.

Aali was born on 20 January 1926 in Delhi. He hails from a literary family. 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.

His patriotic songs included “Aye Watan Ke Sajelay Jawanoo”, “Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan” and “Hum Mustafavi Mustafavi Hain”.

He was awarded with Hilal-e-Imtiaz (2004), Pride of Performance (1991), Adamjee Literary Award (1960), Dawood Literary Award (1963), Sant Kabeer Award – Urdu Conference Delhi (1989) and others.


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