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January 1, 1916|
Chak Abdul Khaliq, Jehlum, Punjab, Pakistan
|Died||May 16, 1999
Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan
|Occupation||Urdu poet, Scholar|
|Alma mater||Islamia College, Lahore|
|Notable works||"Maa fizzamir"(humorous poetry),"Nishat e tama' etc|
|Children||Maj. Gen. (Retired) Syed Ehtesham Zamir Jafri|
Zamir Jafri (Urdu: ضمیر جعفری) (January 1, 1918 – May 12, 1999) was a Pakistani poet born at Chak Abdul Khaliq, Jhelum. He became famous for his Urdu humorous poetry and also wrote humorous columns in the newspapers and periodicals. After graduating from Islamia College, LahorePunjab University, he joined the army’s public relation department during World War II and retired as a major. One of his sons is a retired Maj. Gen. Syed Ehtisham Zamir who served in the Inter Services Intelligence Directorate While his younger son, former cricketer Syed Imtanan Zamir lives in the U.S. He published more than 50 books in Urdu. His actions showed his simplicity and honesty which he carried forth throughout his life. He gradually embarked on a mission to work for the people of Pakistan, and began reaching out to these people from all spheres of life - devoting his time to carry on social work so as to create harmony and well-being in the society. Now his son Gen Syed Ehtasham Zamir and his grandson Syed Ali Ehtasham(Journalist/Entrepreneur)are determined to continue and carry out the legacy he left behind.They are Operating a Non Profit foundation(Syed Zamir Jafri Foundation)which provides: health services, educational means and awareness, legal aid, development of the literary institution and other miscellaneous structures to strengthen the underprivileged communities of Pakistan and also Mata-e-Zamir an archive of his books and contributions. He graduated from Islamia College, Lahore.
"Pakistan's renowned Urdu poet Syed Zamir Jafri passed away at a hospital in New York on Wednesday at 6.30pm after a protracted illness. Syed Ghazanfar Mehdi, President of Daira, a local literary organisation, received information about the death of Syed Zamir Jafri from his friends in New York and London, and described the great poet a legend in his life time."[this quote needs a citation]
Zamir Jafri dominated humorous and satirical genre of Urdu poetry for over half a century. He will be sorely missed.
Books Written by zamir jafri Wo pool ka jin ka Naam Nahi(Urdu) Zamereyat(Urdu) Suraj Mary Pechay(Urdu) Zameer Haizer Zameer Ghyab(Urdu) Hafeez Namcha(Urdu) Mun Mundri(Urdu) Musadas-e-Bud hali(Urdu) Ketabi Charya(Urdu) Meta Pani(Urdu) Mary Peyar Ki Zameen(Urdu)
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