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Amjad Islam Amjad dies in Lahore

Amjad Islam Amjad, a well-known poet, and playwright dies in Lahore.

His family provided confirmation of his passing. They said that the 78-year-old poet passed away after a heart attack.

On August 4, 1944, in Lahore, Amjad was born. In 1967, he received his Master’s in Urdu from the University of Punjab. He was hired as an Urdu professor at the MAO College in Lahore in 1968. Up until 1975, he was still a professor there. He was appointed deputy director of Punjab’s Arts Council in August of the same year.

He has played a crucial role in the literary community. Varis, Din, Fishar, among many other well-known tragedies, are only a few of his works. His well-known television drama Khuwab Jaagtay Hain got a prize in 1975.

Additionally, he translated into Urdu the works of African poets under the name Kale Logon ki Roshan Nazmein.

Dramas based on criticism were also written by Amjad Islam Amjad. Numerous national and international honors have been given to him. In 1987 and 1998, he was awarded the Pride of Performance and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz. Later, in 1998, he was also awarded the coveted Tamgh-e-Imtiaz.

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