Amjad Islam Amjad
|Amjad Islam Amjad
امجد اسلام امجد
4 August 1944 |
Lahore, Punjab, British India
|Residence||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Alma mater||Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore|
|Known for||Poetry, Drama Writing, Editorial Writing|
|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. He has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
Amjad was born in the Punjab Lahore in British India, now in Pakistan.  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. He worked as a director at Pakistan Television Corporation from 1975 to 1979, before returning to teaching.
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. 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.
- 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.
- List of Pakistani poets
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- List of Urdu language writers
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- "ھولینڈ کی خبریں". Daily Dharti.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- "Amjad Islam Amjad". Karachi Literature Festival.Org. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- "Interview". Contact Pakistan.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
- "Columnists". The Daily Express. Express News. Retrieved 10 June 2010.