|Occupation||Urdu Poet, Scholar Philosopher|
|Notable works||Shayad, Yaani, Lekin, Gummaan, Goya, Farnood, Ramooz|
|Children||Fainaana Farnaam, Zaryoon Elia, Sohaina Elia|
|Relatives||Shafiq Hasan Elia (father), Rais Amrohvi (brother), Syed Muhammad Taqi (brother), Najafi (Sister)|
Jaun Elia (Urdu: جون ایلیاء, 14 December 1931 – 8 November 2002) was a Pakistani Urdu poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar. He was the brother of Rais Amrohvi and Syed Muhammad Taqi, two renown journalists and psychoanalysts. He was fluent in Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew.
Jaun Elia was born on 14 December 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. He was the youngest in his siblings. His father, Shafiq Hasan Elia, worked in art and literature. Shafiq was also an astrologer and a poet.
During his young age, Pakistan became an independence Muslim state. Being a Communist, Elia was averse to the idea, but finally accepted it as a compromise. He migrated to Pakistan in 1957, and decided to live in Karachi. Poet Pirzada Qasim said: "Jaun was very particular about language. While his diction is rooted in the classical tradition, he touches on new subjects. He remained in quest of an ideal all his life. Unable to find the ideal eventually, he became angry and frustrated. He felt, perhaps with reason, that he had squandered his talent."
Inshaye aur Mazaameen
- Farnood, 2012 
- Ramooz, Coming Soon 
- Jaun Elia and fine, fine frenzy – Daily Dawn[dead link]
- Dawn Feature: Jaun Elia — the intimate stranger
- Anwar Ansari's Jaun Elia page
- Recordings of Jaun Elia reciting poetry, archived at mushaira.org
- BBC Urdu's collection of writings on Jaun Elia. In Urdu
- Aligarian.com's compilation of audio recordings and verses of Jaun Elia in Roman transliteration
- on YouTube
- Video of Jaun Elia by Amjad Sheikh
- Zainab Imam, "Jaun Elia, The Witch of Lahore and a Room full of Fans", Daily Times, 5 November 2007
- Jaun Elia Facebook Page
- Jaun Elia On Kavita Kosh