Daud Kamal

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Daud Kamal
Born4 January 1935
Died5 December 1987
OccupationPoet, Professor of English language
Spouse(s)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.[1]

Education and career[edit]

He received his early education from the Burn Hall Abbottabad and 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.[2]

For 29 years, he also had served as a teacher and chairman of University of Peshawar's Department of English.[1]


  • Remote Beginnings[1]
  • Compass of love and other poems[1]
  • Recognitions[1]
  • Before the Carnations Wither[1]

Professor Daud Kamal also translated from Urdu into English some selected poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Mirza Ghalib.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

He received the Faiz Ahmed Faiz award in 1987 and a posthumous Pride of Performance award in 1990 from the President of Pakistan.[2]


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.[1][2]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c "Celebrating the unsung: After the carnations wither". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 5 December 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2019.