Zamir Jafri

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Zamir Jafri
Born (1918-01-01)January 1, 1918
Chak Abdul Khaliq, Jehlum, Punjab, Pakistan
Died May 16, 1999(1999-05-16) (aged 83)
Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation Urdu poet, Scholar
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater Islamia College, Lahore
Genre Humorous poetry
Notable works "Maa fizzamir"(humorous poetry),"Nishat e tama' etc
Children Maj. Gen. (Retired) Syed Ehtesham Zamir Jafri

Zamir Jafri (Urdu: ضمیر جعفری) (January 1, 1918 – May 12, 1999) was a Pakistani poet born at Chak Abdul Khaliq, Jhelum. He became famous for his Urdu humorous poetry and also wrote humorous columns in the newspapers and periodicals. After graduating from Islamia College, LahorePunjab University, he joined the army’s public relation department during World War II and retired as a major. One of his sons is a retired Maj. Gen. Syed Ehtasham Zamir while his younger son, former cricketer Syed Imtanan Zamir lives in the U.S. He published more than 50 books in Urdu. His actions showed his simplicity and honesty which he carried forth throughout his life. He gradually embarked on a mission to work for the people of Pakistan, and began reaching out to these people from all spheres of life - devoting his time to carry on social work so as to create harmony and well-being in the society. Now his son Gen Syed Ehtasham Zamir and his grandson Syed Ali Ehtasham(Journalist/Entrepreneur)are determined to continue and carry out the legacy he left behind.They are Operating a Non Profit foundation(Syed Zamir Jafri Foundation)which provides: health services, educational means and awareness, legal aid, development of the literary institution and other miscellaneous structures to strengthen the underprivileged communities of Pakistan and also Mata-e-Zamir an archive of his books and contributions. He graduated from Islamia College, Lahore.


Gravestone of Syed Zameer Jafari.

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Books Written by zamir jafri Wo pool ka jin ka Naam Nahi(Urdu) Zamereyat(Urdu) Suraj Mary Pechay(Urdu) Zameer Haizer Zameer Ghyab(Urdu) Hafeez Namcha(Urdu) Mun Mundri(Urdu) Musadas-e-Bud hali(Urdu) Ketabi Charya(Urdu) Meta Pani(Urdu) Mary Peyar Ki Zameen(Urdu)