Abdul Qadir Junejo

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Abdul Qadir Junejo

BornAbdul Qadir
(1945-09-13)13 September 1945
Village Jinhan, Tharparkar, Sindh
Died30 March 2020(2020-03-30) (aged 74)
Jamshoro
OccupationWriter,[1] playwright
NationalityPakistani
GenreFiction, non-fiction (plays, novels)
SubjectLiterature, philosophy, sociology
Notable awardsPride of Performance, Latif Award
Website
abdulqadirjunejo.com

Abdul Qadir Junejo (Sindhi: عبد القادر جوڻيجو‎) (Urdu: عبد القادر جونیجو‎) (13 September 1945 – 30 March 2020) was a novelist, playwright[2] and columnist[3] who wrote in Sindhi, Urdu and English.

Early life[edit]

Junejo was born in the small village of Jinhan, Tharparkar, Sindh.[4] His father was Mureed Hussain Junejo who was a police officer.

Junejo received his primary education in his native village of Jinhan. He then attended the University of Sindh where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts in sociology.[5]

Career[edit]

In 1962, Junejo started working as a primary school teacher, becoming a secondary school teacher in 1972. He was then appointed Director at the Institute of Sindhology, Jamshoro. He remained chairman of Sindhi Language Authority[6] from 15 September 2005 to 10 May 2008. He wrote 22 Sindhi dramas for radio and 11 Urdu dramas for television.

Publications[edit]

Junejo wrote books in English and Sindhi.

  • Watoon, Ratyoon Ain Rol (1973) (Sindhi: واٽون، راتيون ۽ رول‎)
  • Shikliyoon (1979) (Sindhi: شڪليون‎)
  • Weender Wahi Lahandar Sijj (1984) (Sindhi: ويندڙ واھي لھندڙ سج‎)
  • Wada Adeeb Wadyoon Galhyoon (1984) (Sindhi: وڏا اديب وڏيون ڳالھيون‎)
  • Sono Roop Sijj (1986) (Sindhi: سونو روپ سج‎)
  • Everest te Charhai (1987) (Sindhi: ايورسٽ تي چڙھائي‎)
  • Kursi (1998) (Sindhi: ڪرسي‎)
  • Chho Chha Ain Keein (1999) (Sindhi: ڇو ڇا ۽ ڪيئن‎)[7]
  • Khat bin Adeeban Ja (1999) (Sindhi: خط ٻن اديبن جا‎)
  • Dar Dar ja Musafir (2001) (Sindhi: در در جا مسافر‎)
  • Wan Wan Jee Kathiee (2002) (Sindhi: وڻ وڻ جي ڪاٺي‎)[8]
  • The Dead River (2014) English (ISBN 9789699368091)[9][10][11][12][13][14]

Dramas and serials[edit]

He wrote dramas and serials that aired on Pakistan Television Corporation and commercial channels. He gained popularity in South Asia from his dramas Paranda and Dhool. He wrote six Sindhi language Drama serials and 13 in Urdu language, aired on Media of Pakistan.[15][16][17][18][19]

Recognition[edit]

The Government of Pakistan and Government of Sindh awarded him Pride of Performance in 2008[20] and Latif Award in 2016.[21] He received several awards from local organizations.[22]

Death[edit]

He died on 30 March 2020 in Jamshoro due to liver disease.[23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". IMDb. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  2. ^ "The space Zia gave us to breathe our last". 12 July 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ Junejo, Abdul Qadir (30 March 2014). "Memories of Thar". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo in Urdu". urdubiography.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo (A Dramatist, Story writer and literary Figure)". Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Hyderabad: Scholars lay stress on correct use of Sindhi". Dawn. Pakistan. 30 December 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  7. ^ "ڇو، ڇا ۽ ڪيئن؟ (عبد القادر جوڻيجو) | سنڌ سلامت ڪتاب گهر". books.sindhsalamat.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  8. ^ "عبدالقادر جوڻيجو : چوٽيء جو ڊرامه نگار، ڪالم نگار ، ليکڪ ۽ اديب". SindhSalamat. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ "The Dead River – Abdul Qadir Junejo (9789699368091)". marymartin.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  10. ^ "The Dead River – Sangat Review". Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  11. ^ "The Dead River". Softvirtue Technologies. Readings. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". goodreads.com. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Liberty Books". Liberty Books. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  14. ^ "UMT Press organize Books Launching Ceremony". 6 May 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Saga of a lost river". The News on Sunday. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". BFI. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Seerhian". franklin.library.upenn.edu. 12 September 1988. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". Right Spot Pk. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Karachi: Pakistan Day observed with enthusiasm". Dawn. Pakistan. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  21. ^ "German philologist gets Latif Award 150 years after compiling Shah jo Risalo". Dawn. Pakistan. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Celebrating literature: SLA selects best Sindhi writers for award". The Express Tribune. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Playwright Abdul Qadir Junejo dies aged 75". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  24. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo passes away". dawncom. 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.

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