Abdul Hameed Adam

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Abdul Hameed Adam
عبد الحمید عدمؔ
Born Abdul Hameed
(1910-04-10)April 10, 1910[1]
Talwandi Musa Khan, Gujranwala District, Punjab, British India (in the part of Punjab which is in Pakistan now)
Died March 10, 1981(1981-03-10)[2]
Occupation Urdu poet, journalist, writer, Pakistan Army Military Officer
Nationality Pakistani
Ethnicity Punjabi
Period 1910 to 1981
Genre Ghazal, Nazam
Literary movement Progressive Writers Movement
Notable works His poetry books: Ramm e Aahu, Barbat o Jam, Nadaniyan, Chaak Pairhan, Charah e Dard, Dastoor e Wafa


Abdul Hameed Adam (Urdu: عبد الحمید عدم‎, (1910-1981) was born Abdul Hameed Urdu: عبد الحمید‎) on April 10, 1910,[1] was an author and poet. He died on 10 March 1981.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Abdul Hamid was born in Talwandi Musa, a village in Gujranwala area, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan).[1][3] Though, in his own article published in the magazine Funoon from Lahore, Abdul Hameed Adam transcribes that: since my father was living in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) in April 1910, my arrival (birth) took place there.[1]

He had completed his early education at home and completed his matriculation (10th grade) from Islamia High School, Bhati gate, Lahore, Pakistan. After completing FA (the 12th grade) as a private student, Adam started working for the Indian Army in 1927-1928 and worked there until Second World War started.[1]

Personal life and marriages[edit]

During the Second World War, he was sent to the Middle East, where he served in Iran and Iraq. In Iraq, he fell in love with an Iraqi girl, got married with her as his second wife, and brought her back with him to India after the end of the Second World War. On his return to India, he was posted to Pune (Poona, Maharashtra, India) where he became excessively involved with some friends and started drinking heavily. He would come home very late at night and then his disputes started with his Iraqi second wife. This second wife soon returned to Iraq and thereafter Adam remained loyal to his first local wife till she died in 1978/1979.[1] He was transferred to Rawalpindi after the establishment of Pakistan in 1947. In 1948, he was appointed Deputy Assistant Controller of Military Accounts and later retired from this position in April 1966.[2] By 1978/1979 Abdul Hameed Adam had himself become chronically ill. He died in 1981.[1]


  • Kharabaat
  • Jhoot-sach (1972)[1]
  • Ramm-e-Aahu[4]
  • Barbat-o-Jaam[5]
  • Nadaniyan[6]
  • Charah-e-Dard[7]
  • Chaak Pairhan[8]
  • Dastoor-e-Wafa[9]
  • Nisaab e Dil[10]
  • Daulat e Bedaar[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i http://www.poemhunter.com/abdul-hameed-adam/biography/, Profile of Abdul Hameed Adam on PoemHunter.com website, Retrieved 11 June 2016
  2. ^ a b http://urduadab4u.blogspot.com/2010/09/abdul-hameed-adam-famous-urdu-poet.html, Profile of Abdul Hameed Adam on urduadab4u.com website, Published 6 Sep 2010, Retrieved 11 June 2016
  3. ^ Talwandi.net, Talwandi Local Website This website is in Urdu language, Retrieved 10 June 2016
  4. ^ Ramm e Aahu - Google Books. 1984. (رمِ آہو), Retrieved 11 June 2016
  5. ^ Barbat-o-Jaam - Google Books. (بربط و جام), Retrieved 11 June 2016
  6. ^ Nadaniyan - Google Books. 1985. (نادانیاں), Retrieved 11 June 2016
  7. ^ Charah-e-dard - Google Books. (چارہء درد), Retrieved 11 June 2016
  8. ^ Chaak Pairhan - Google Books. 1977. (چاک پیراہن), Retrieved 11 June 2016
  9. ^ Dastoor-e-Wafa - Google Books. (دستورِ وفا), Retrieved 11 June 2016
  10. ^ Adam, Abdul Hameed (October 1964). Nisaab e Dil. Lahore: Maktaba e Adab e Jadeed. (نصابِ دل)
  11. ^ Adam, Abdul Hameed (1976). Daulat e Bedaar. Gosha e Adab=Lahore. (دولتِ بیدار)

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