KARACHI: Renowned poet, scholar and columnist Jamiluddin Aali passed away in Karachi today. He was 90.
Aali was admitted and being treated at a private hospital over the past three days. He died of heart failure.
Aali was born on 20th January 1926 in New Delhi, India. He hailed from a literary family. His grandfather Nawab Allauddin Ahmed Khan was a friend and student of Asia’s one of the finest poets Ghalib.
Jamiluddin Aali’s father Sir Ameeruddin Ahmed Khan was also a poet, and his mother Syeda Jamila Baigum belonged to the family of Mir Dard.
His patriotic songs included “Aye Watan Ke Sajelay Jawanoo”, “Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan” and “Hum Mustafavi Mustafavi Hain”.
Aali was conferred a number of awards and accolades, including Hilal-e-Imtiaz (2004), Pride of Performance (1991), Adamjee Literary Award (1960), Dawood Literary Award (1963), Sant Kabeer Award – Urdu Conference Delhi (1989) and others.
PM saddened over Jamiluddin Aali’s demise
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief on the sad demise of renowned poet and writer Jamiluddin Aali.
The Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul and lauded the literary services of Aali for the country.
The Prime Minister said Jamiluddin Aali s death left a big vacuum in the literary history of the country that would be very hard to fill in the times ahead.