Amjad Islam Amjad born in Lahore on 4th August, 1944 is a poet and lyricist. He has written more than 40 books. He received his early and secondary education from the Government Islamia College Civil Lines. After obtaining another degree from the University of Punjab in Urdu literature, he started working as a lecturer. Eventually he became the director of PTV. But after a number of years he returned to the post of a lecturer again.
Also a drama writer but Amjad is usually remembered due to his poetry. But he has made a mark in the drama industry with his drama “Waaris” which turned immensely popular and was aired on PTV. “Dehleez”, “Raat” and “Apnay log” are also a few of his dramas which have turned into viewer’s favorite. He also wrote script for movie “Salakhain”. He also writes columns for The Daily Express, an Urdu newspaper. The name of his column is “Chasham-e-Tamasha”. Amjad Islam Amjad’s poetry is about life’s gift to man, its boundless beauty and the joy it brings. “Us Par”, “Fishhar”, “Barzakh”, “Baarish ki Awaaz” and “Hum Us Kay Hain” are a few examples of his entrancing and striking poetry. Amjad Islam Amjad is a natural poet who expanded his writing capabilities into other fields such as drama writing and column writing; it is his poetry that makes him unforgettable.
For all his contributions, he has been gifted with numerous prestigious awards. Amjad Islam Amjad is the holder of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, 2 Bolan awards and also he has received the Pride of Performance award. Among others he is a member of Punjab Government Committee for Writer’s Fund and Board of Governors of Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore. Amjad Islam Amjad is one of Urdu’s greatest literary figures in the modern era.