Amjad Islam Amjad

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Amjad Islam Amjad
امجد اسلام امجد
Born (1944-08-04) 4 August 1944 (age 73)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Residence Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore
Occupation Poet, lyricist
Known for Poetry, Drama Writing, Editorial Writing
Spouse(s) Firdous Amjad
Children Ali Zeeshan Amjad
Awards Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Amjad Islam Amjad, PP, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Urdu: امجد اسلام امجد) (born 4 August 1944) is an Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist from Pakistan.[1][1][2][3] He has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.[1]


Amjad was born in the Punjab Lahore in British India, now in Pakistan. [1] His family originally belonged to Sialkot. He received his secondary education in Lahore, and graduated from Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore. He was also member of the college cricket team and participated in the inter collegiate tournament. He qualified for Masters of Arts degree in Urdu literature from Punjab University. He began his career as a lecturer in Govt. M.A.O College Lahore.[3] He worked as a director at Pakistan Television Corporation from 1975 to 1979, before returning to teaching.[3][4]

In 1989, Amjad was appointed as Director General of Urdu Science Board. He has also worked as a project director of the Children Library Complex.[1][3] Amjad is the writer of many drama series for Pakistan Television Corporation including Waris. He has written many columns, translation, criticism and essays while his main focus remained writing Nazms, a type of Urdu poetry. Among his most notable dramas are Waris, Dehleez, Samandar, Raat, Waqt and Apnay Loug.[1]

In June 2008, he joined Urdu newspaper Daily Express[5] and writes column with the title of "Chasham-e-Tamasha".



  • Fishar Drama
  • Barzakh
  • Us par
  • Satwan dar
  • Zara phir say kehna
  • Seher aasar
  • Barish ke aawaz
  • Itnay khwab kahan rakhoon
  • Mairay bhe hain kuch khwab
  • Hum us kay hain.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Candid chat with Amjad Islam Amjad". Pakistan 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  2. ^ "ھولینڈ کی خبریں". Daily Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Amjad Islam Amjad". Karachi Literature Festival.Org. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Interview". Contact Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Columnists". The Daily Express. Express News. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 

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