|Died||May 12, 1987 (aged 52)|
|Occupation(s)||Poet, Professor of English language|
|Spouse||Parveen Daud Kamal|
Daud Kamal (4 January 1935 - 5 December 1987) (Urdu: داؤد کمال)) was a Pakistani poet who wrote most of his work in the English language.
His poetry was influenced by modernist English-language poets like Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot.
Education and career
Born in Abbottabad in 1935, the son of Chaudhry Mohammad Ali, who served as the vice-chancellor of the University of Peshawar, and was the founder of the Jinnah College for Women in 1964, he received his early education from the Burn Hall Abbottabad there followed by Burn Hall Srinagar, before going to the Islamia College Peshawar. Then, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Peshawar and the Tripos from the University of Cambridge in England.
For 29 years, he also had served as a teacher and chairman of University of Peshawar's Department of English.
- Remote Beginnings
- Compass of love and other poems
- Before the Carnations Wither
Professor Daud Kamal also translated from Urdu into English some selected poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Mirza Ghalib.
Awards and recognition
It has been said that during the 1970s he won "three gold medals in three international poetry competitions sponsored by the Triton College, U.S.A."
He received the Faiz Ahmed Faiz award in 1987 and a posthumous Pride of Performance award in 1990 from the President of Pakistan.
Professor Daud Kamal died in the United States on 5 December 1987. Later he was buried in the cemetery of the same university where he taught for 29 years, University of Peshawar's graveyard in front of the Pashto Academy.
- ^ a b c d e f g h Shinwari, Sher Alam (6 December 2014). "English poet late Professor Daud Kamal paid tribute for his literary work". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 22 June 2019.
- ^ Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan, vol. 32, p. 67
- ^ Daud Kamal, Four contemporary poets : English translation of Urdu poems, 1992, p. 134
- ^ "Genesis of University of Peshawar"
- ^ Muneeza Shamsie, A Dragonfly in the Sun: An Anthology of Pakistani Writing in English, Oxford University Press (1997), p. 82
- ^ a b c "Celebrating the unsung: After the carnations wither". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 5 December 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
- ^ Ikram Azam, Literary Pakistan, Nairang-e-Khayal Publications (1989), p. 86
- 1935 births
- 1987 deaths
- Pakistani poets
- Pakistani translators
- English-language poets from Pakistan
- Recipients of the Pride of Performance
- University of Peshawar alumni
- Academic staff of the University of Peshawar
- Alumni of the University of Cambridge
- 20th-century translators
- Army Burn Hall College alumni
- People from Abbottabad