Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jamiluddin Aali

Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan (Urdu: مرزا جمیل الدین احمد خان) better known as Jamiluddin Aali (born January 20, 1926 Delhi) is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan. He is best known for his famous national song Jeeway Jeeway.

Aali hails from a literary family of Delhi where he was born on January 20, 1926. His grandfather, Nawab Allauddin Ahmed Khan was a friend and student of Ghalib. His father Sir Ameeruddin Ahmed Khan was also a poet, and his mother Syeda Jamila Baigum belonged to a family of Mir Dard.

Aali complete his early education from Englo Arabic High School, Daryagang in Delhi. He earned a BA and MA in Economics from Delhi University. In September 30, 1944 Jamil is married to Tayaba Bano. They have six children (Four boys and Two girls), His son Raju Jamil, who is a Television actor. In 1947, After the partition of India, his family migrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi. He joined Civil Services of Pakistan in 1951. In 1971 he obtained an FEL and LLB from Karachi University. In 1967, he joined National Bank, and served there till his retirement (1988) as senior executive vice president and member executive board.

Aali was former member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and also contested the general elections in March 7, 1977 from NA-191, but lost. In 1997, he was elected as member of the Senate for a six year term with support of Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Literary work

*Aye Mere Dasht-e-Sukhan
*Ghazlain Dohay Geet (Six editions)
*Jeeway Jeeway Pakistan (Five editions)
*La Hasil (Three editions)
*Nai Kiran


*Hilal-e-Imtiaz (1999)
*Pride of Performance (1989)
*Adamjee Literary Award (1960)
*Dawood Literary Award (1963)
*United Bank Literary Award (1965)
*Habib Bank Literary Award (1965)
*Canadian Urdu Academy Award (1988)
*Sant Kabeer Award - Urdu Conference Delhi (1989)

1 comment:

  1. Very nice love poetry.
    I am sharing some of my favorite love poetry here.

    Nazar jab us se milti thi
    Men khud ko bhool jata tha.
    Bas ik dharrkan dharrakti thi
    Men DIL ko bhool jata tha.
    Ussay milney se pehley men boht sajta sanwrta tha.
    Magar jab wo sanwarti thi.
    Men khud ko bhool jata tha.
    Men aksar kitabon pr
    Usi ka nam likhta tha.
    Magar kuch wo jo likhti thi.
    Men likhna bhol jata tha.
    Men aksar hi ye kehta tha.
    Men tum se pyar krta hon.
    Mgr jab wo ye kehti thi.
    Me dunya bhol jata tha…!