Popular Pakistani Poet: Jaun Elia
Pakistani Writer, Poet, Activist – Fatima Bhutto
Syed Sibt-e-Asghar commonly known as Jaun Elia was born on the 14th of December, 1931 and produced wonderful pieces of art until his demise in 2002 on the 8th of November. He was not only a distinguished Urdu poet but he was also a philosopher, biographer and scholar. He was also an editor and translator. He was not the only creative one in his family, his brother; Rais Amrohvi was a well-known journalist and philosopher. His other brother, Syed Muhammad Taqi was a very popular Psychoanalyst as well as a journalist. Jaun Elia married Zahida Hina who was a very popular columnist. Jaun Elia, other than possessing all these abilities and such a rich background, also had an exceptional ability to speak various languages, some of which included Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew.
Pakistani Poet: Amjad Islam Amjad
Fatima Bhutto, a woman who could have easily entered mainstream politics in Pakistan due to her family associations yet chose to channel her talents into journalism. Currently a writer, columnist and an activist but has no links with any political parties. Daughter of Mir Murtaza Bhutto and twice Prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto’s niece, Fatima Bhutto was born in Afghanistan on 29th May, 1982. At the age of three her parents separated and she moved from country to country with her father. Her father eventually re-married Ghinwa Bhutto, and it is her to whom Fatima credits her upbringing. After completing her secondary education, she went abroad to Manhattan’s Barnard College and then to the SAOS at the University of London for her degrees in Middle Eastern Languages and South Asian studies respectively.
Pakistani Writer and Poet:Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi
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.
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, famous Pakistani poet and author, was born in the year 1916 on 20th November. He died in 2006 on the 10th of July. He was born in Anga, Khushab in the subcontinent. ‘Nadeem’ was his pen name. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi graduated from the University of Punjab in 1935. His family was a rather religious family. They were famous as the Peerzada, Qadri family. He played the role of the secretary for the “Progressive Writers Movement” for which he had been arrested several times during the 1950s and 1970s. He was a diamond with multi facets. His work is not only based in the Urdu language but also English. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi worked in various aspects. He was a wonderful poet, journalist, critic, dramatist and a brilliant short story writer.