Amjad Islam Amjad

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.[1][1][2][3] The author of more than 40 books in a career spanning 50 years,[4] he has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.[1]

Amjad Islam Amjad
امجد اسلام امجد
Born (1944-08-04) 4 August 1944
ResidenceLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Alma materGovernment Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore
OccupationPoet, lyricist
Known forPoetry, Drama Writing, Editorial Writing
Spouse(s)Firdous Amjad
ChildrenAli Zeeshan Amjad Rosheen Aqib Tehseen Nasir
AwardsPride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz
Websitewww.amjadislamamjad.com

Biography

Amjad was born in the Punjab Lahore in British India, now in Pakistan.[1] 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.[3] He worked as a director at Pakistan Television Corporation from 1975 to 1979, before returning to teaching.[3][5]

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.[1][3] 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.[1]

In June 2008, he joined Urdu newspaper Daily Express[6] and writes column with the title of "Chasham-e-Tamasha".

Awards

  • Sitara-I-Imtiaz 1998
  • Pride Of Performance 1987
  • National Hijra Iqbal Award (Best Book Of Poetry: Fishaar) 1982
  • Writers Guild Award (Best Translation Work: Aks) 1976
  • Best Playwright, Pakistan Television Awards 1980-1984-1998- 1999-2001
  • K.A.C Award, (Best Book Of Prose: Nai Puraney) 1991
  • Special President Award (T.V.Serial: Waris) 1980
  • Best Nazam Nigar Of The Year “Biaaz” Award 2005
  • Best Film Writer Nigar Award (2 Awards) 1982-1987
  • Agfa Award 1987
  • Bolan Award (2 Awards) 1987-1995
  • T.V Serial Waris (Published In Chinese Language) 1987
  • T.V Serial Waris (Dubbed In Chinese Language & Telecasted On Chinese T.Vnational Network) 1988
  • Amjad Islam Amjad Art & Personality (Compilation Of Writings About Art & Personality Of Amjad Islam Amjad) 1996
  • Special Edition Of Monthly ” Chahaar Su” 2001
  • Special Edition Of Monthly “Biaaz” 2003
  • Jashn-E-Amjad Islam Amjad, Doha- Dubai 2001
  • Ptv Silver Jubilee Award 1989
  • Recipient Of Graduate Awards (15 Awards) 1975 To 2000
  • National Award, Best Book Of Poetry “Sahilon Ki Hawa” 2000
  • Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi Award, Best Book Of Poetry “Yaheen Kaheen” 2006

Member

  • MEMBER, PUNJAB GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE FOR WRITERS’ FUND
  • MEMBER, BOARD OF ADVANCEMENT OF URDU, LAHORE
  • MEMBER, IPL COPYRIGHT COMMITTEE, GOVT. OF PAKISTAN
  • MEMBER, BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S QUAID-E-AZAM LIBRARY, LAHORE
  • MEMBER, BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S ISLAMIA COLLEGE CIVIL LINES, LAHORE
  • MEMBER,SYNDICATE UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, LAHORE
  • MEMBER,“DILKASH” LAHORE COMMITTEE, LAHORE
  • MEMBER,“NACTA”ISLAMABAD
  • MEMBER, BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S ALHAMRA ARTS COUNCIL, LAHORE
  • MEMBER, COMMITTEE FOR ARTIST’S WELFARE FUND, PUNJAB

Bibliography

     PTV Drama Serials
  • Waaris December 15,1979 to March22,1980
  • Dehleez 1981
  • Samandar 1983
  • Waqt 1986
  • Fishaar
  • Raat
  • Din 1993
  • Eendhen
  • Inkaar
  • Chacha Abdul Baqi (SHORT)
  • Daman Ki Aag (SHORT)
  • Lahu Meain Phool (SHORT)
    Private Serials 
  • Agar
  • GIRAH
  • Zamana
  • Bandagi
  • Sheeraza
  • Sher-Dil
 Long Plays (PTV)  
  • Bazdeed
  • Dukhun Ki Chadar
  • Apney Log
  • Laikin
  • Dhund Ke Uss Par
  • Sham Se Pehley
  • Nizam Lohaar
  • Ghanti
  • Tv Tv
  • Ye Kinara Chala Ke Naau Chali
  • Baazgasht
  • Abhi Tou Mein Jawan Hun
  • Mutthi Se Phisalti Rait
  • Aag Sab Ko Jalati Hai
  • Johar
  • Nazdeek
Short Plays (25 Minutes, Ptv)  
  • Jo Yun Hota Tou Kya Hota
  • Aap Kal Aaiye
  • Taale Mand Ki Pareshaniyan
  • Deewar Ke Iss Par-Uss Par
  • Makan Ki Talaash Mein
  • Shauq Bohat Hai
  • Sheesha-O-Sang
 General Plays (50 Minutes, Ptv)  
  • Aakhri Khawab
  • Barzakh
  • Moum Ki Guriya
  • Khwab Jagtey Hain
  • Ya Naseeb Clinic
  • Balkani
  • Sauda
  • Ahl-E-Nazar
  • Shabzad
  • Rubaroo
  • Suragh E Sahar
  • Pichli Raat Ka Chand
  • Sawaal
  • Mere Bhi Hain Kuch Khwab
  • Gardish
  • Jaras
  • Bachon Ka Bagh
  • Ehsas E Ziyan
  • Apna Ghar
  • Zindagi Ke Miley Mein
  • Ulti Churri
  • Sooraj Bhi Tamashai
  • Paras Pathar
  • Doosra Qadam
  • Apney Hissey Ka Bhouj
  • Tawaan
  • Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai
  • Ghairon Se Kaha Tum Ne
  • Idher Udher Se
  • Zero Point
  • Abhi Nahi Kabhi Nahi
  • Tasalsul
  • Girti Hui Deewar
  • Aakhri Tamatar
  • Qutab Sitara
  • Qafla E Sakht Jan
  • Ghar
  • Pewasta Reh Shajar Se
  • Phir Yun Huwa
  • Apni Khudi Pehchaan
  • Mere Khawab Reza Reza
  • Bakrey Ki Shadi
  • Basharat
  • Zero Point 2
  • Bara Andhera Hai
  • Eesaar
  • Eid Ka Tohfa
 Adapted Plays  
  • Kan Russ
  • Bandagi Bechargi
  • Bura Aadmi
  • Aks Aur Aainey
  • Dehaktey Khwab
  • Waris
  • Manzil Hai Kahan
  • Gard Bad E Hayat
  • Rifi Ki Duniya
  • Ehsaan
  • Sannata
  • Baitey Baitiyan
  • Amar Bail
  • Hisaab
  • Summander Ke Nichey
  • Dou Gaz Zameen
  • Namak Haram
  • Ghanti
  • Bara Andhera Hai
  • Barf Mein Lagi Aag
  • Chacha Abdul Baqi
  • Lahu Mei Phool

Punjabi Plays

  • Nehle Te Dehla
  • Khauta Sikka
  • Bhukh
 Plays For Children  
  • Jadu Ki Sheeshi
  • Bahadur Shehzada
  • Daal Mei Kala
 Stage Plays  
  • Ghar Aya Mehmaan
  • Dastak
  • Kis Ko Keh Rahe Ho
 Short Films  
  • Doosri Taraf
  • Beneath The Sea
 Tele Film  
  • Aaina

Documentaries

  • Muqtadra Qaumi Zubaan
  • Pakistan Ki Kahani
  • Madar E Millat
  • Qasmi Kahani
  • Maulana Zafar Ali Khan
  • Ptv Kahani (Verse)

Shows (Sound And Light Show)

  • Anarkali
  • Noor Jehan
  • Kashmir Kahani

Stage

  • Dhanak Show
  • Waris Show

TV

  • Ghazal Saraey (80 Episodes)
  • Gustakhi Muaaf

Audio Albums

  • Muhabbat Aisa Darya Hai
  • Hum Us Ke Hain
  • Raat Sammundar Mein
  • Mere Bhi Hain Kuch Khawab

*More Than 150 Songs For Films, T.V And Radio

Publications

Publication Type Year
Barzakh Poetry 1974
Aks Translation Of Modern Resistance Poetry Of Palestine 1976
Saatwan Dar Poetry 1978
Waris T.V Serial 1980
Kalay Logon Ki Roshan Nazmein Translations Of The Blacks’ Poetry From Usa & Africa 1981
Dehleez T.V Serial 1982
Fishar Poetry 1982
Shaher Der Shaher Travelogue 1988
Zara Phir Se Kehna Poetry 1988
Aankhon Mein Tere Sapney Lyrics 1989
Chashm-E-Tamasha Columns 1990
Lahu Mein Phool Adapted Plays 1990
Nai Puraney Anew Look On Classic Urdu Poetry 1991
Apney Log Long Plays 1991
In The Last Days Of Autumn English Translation Of Selected Poetry 1991
Khizaan Ke Akhri Din Collected Works (Poetry) 1991
Yeh Afsaney Selection And Criticism Of Short Stories 1992
Kehkashan Anthology Of Urdu Poetesses 1992
Us Paar Poetry 1992
Resham Resham Travelogue 1992
Waqt T.V Serial 1993
Itne Khwab Kahan Rakhun Gaa Poetry 1994
Ya Naseeb Clinic Comedy Plays 1995
Khatay Meethay Columns 1995
Sapne Baat Nahi Karte Lyrics 1995
Din T.V Serial 1995
Raat T.V Serial 1995
Samundar T.V Serial 1997
Baarish Ki Awaz Poetry 1997
Dakhtey Chale Gaey Columns 1998
Sahar Aasar Poetry 1998
Nayi Aankhen Purane Khwab Columns 1999
Sapne Kaise Baat Karein Lyrics 1999
Jahannam Ki Dasween Gehrai Translation 1999
Mere Bhi Hain Kuch Khwab Collected “Nazmein” 1999
Hum Us Ke Hain Collected “Ghazlein” 1999
Sahilon Ki Hawa Collected “Ghazlein” 1999
Sahilon Ki Hawa Poetry 2000
Bandagi T.V Series 2001
Chaoon Columns 2002
Phir Yun Huwa Poetry 2003
Mohabbat Aisa Dariya Hai Selected Poems 2004
Saat Din Travelogue 2004
Autograph Selection Of Majeed Amjad’s Poetry 2004
Tere Dhayaan Ki Taiz Hawa Selected Poems 2004
Desperate In Love Selected English Translations 2004
Love Encompasses All English Translations 2005
Yahin Kahin Poetry 2006
Teesrey Pehar Ki Dhoop Columns 2007
Khwab Jagte Hein Selected Plays 2007
Sapno Se Bhari Aankhen Collected Lyrics 2008
Chalo Japan Chaltey Hein Travelogue 2008
Asbab Hamd -O-Naat 2008
Yeh Mera Shehr-Esukhan Selection Of Parveen Shakir’s Poetry 2008
Nazdeek Poetry 2009
Dhund Ke Us Paar Columns 2009
Raat Samundar Mein Selection Of Ghazals 2010
Sham Saray Poetry 2012
Koi Din Aur Columns (Condolence) 2012
Shifting Sands Translations In English 2011
Baatein Kerte Din Poetry 2014
Kara Bayu Translations In Turkish 2014
Cento Poesie D’amore Translations In Italian 2014
Geet Hamaray Songs For Children (3 Volumes) 2015
Girah Tv Serial 2017
Chirag E Rehguzar Columns 2017
Safar Parey Travelogues 2018
Zindagi Ke Meley Mein Poetry 2018
Such Ki Talaash Mein Criticism 2018
Al Hub-O-Nahar Translations In Arabic 2018

See also

References

  1. "Candid chat with Amjad Islam Amjad". Pakistan Today.com.pk. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. "ھولینڈ کی خبریں". Daily Dharti.com. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. "Amjad Islam Amjad". Karachi Literature Festival.Org. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  4. Ally Adnan (September 2016), "Interview: Amjad Islam Amjad", NewsLine. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  5. "Interview". Contact Pakistan.com. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  6. "Columnists". The Daily Express. Express News. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
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