Majid Nizami

Majid Nizami (April 3, 1928 July 26, 2014)[1] was a chief editor and publisher of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications of Pakistan. Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper was founded by Majid's older brother, Hameed Nizami (3 Oct 1915-22 Feb 1962) in 1940, who had later died in 1962 at age 46 in Pakistan.[1] Majid Nizami then stepped in to start managing the Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper in 1962. Majid Nizami was also the chairman of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust.[2]

Majid Nizami
Born(1928-04-03)April 3, 1928[1]
DiedJuly 26, 2014(2014-07-26) (aged 86)[1]
EducationIslamia College, Lahore
Occupationeditor, columnist and journalist
ChildrenRameeza Nizami (daughter)[1]
HonoursNishan-e-Imtiaz
Sitara-e-Pakistan
Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Early life and career

After doing his high school education in his local town Sangla Hill, Majid Nizami was educated at Islamia College, Lahore, where he obtained his master's degree in Political Science and then went on to London to study law in 1954. During his student days in British India, he actively participated in the Pakistan Movement working towards the independence of Pakistan in 1947.[3] Majid Nizami was one of the few people who served as an editor of a newspaper group for 48 years, as well as a journalist for 59 years.[4]

Awards and recognition

Majid Nizami had won 3 different awards from the Government of Pakistan for his services during his lifetime.[1]

See also

References

  1. http://www.dawn.com/news/1121901, Profile of Majid Nizami on Dawn, Published 27 July 2014, Retrieved 27 May 2016
  2. http://nation.com.pk/national/28-Sep-2011/Nobody-can-defeat-nation-having-belief-in-Allah, Majid Nizami's speech at 'Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust' event, The Nation newspaper, Published 28 Sep 2011, Retrieved 28 May 2016
  3. http://www.journalismpakistan.com/hall-detail.php?hallid=33&pageid=famed, Profile of Majid Nizami on journalismpakistan.com website, Retrieved 28 May 2016
  4. http://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/2010/06/living-legend-of-journalism-award-for-majid-nizami/, Majid Nizami wins 'Living Legend of Journalism' Award in 2010, Pakistan Press Foundation, Published 20 June 2010, Retrieved 28 May 2016
  5. http://nation.com.pk/politics/25-Mar-2011/APNS-Lifetime--Award-for-Majid-Nizami, Lifetime Achievement Award for Majid Nizami by All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Published 25 March 2011, Retrieved 28 May 2016


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