Dr Jameel Jalibi’s contribution to Urdu literature extolled

Speakers say he not only told people about the history of Urdu but also became part of the same history


Our Correspondent April 27, 2019
Speakers say he not only told people about the history of Urdu but also became part of the same history. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The National Language Promotion Department (NLPD) on Friday held a ceremony to commemorate noted linguist, critic and writer Dr Jameel Jalibi who had passed away recently.

During the ceremony, participants paid tribute to the legendary literary figure for his services to Urdu literature. Speakers lauded late Dr Jalibi for his immense contributions to Urdu literature and noted that his writings were full of patriotism for his country.

Speakers said that Dr Jamil was a matchless personality who had a strong command over the history of Urdu literature and wrote great books on Pakistani culture.

Dr Jalibi not only wrote about the history of a language and country but also ensured that he became a part of history, they said.

Dr Abid Siyal stated that Dr Jalibi had enlightened Urdu readers about the language like no other ever had.

He added the Dr Jalibi wrote extensively on the life and works of Mir. Moreover, his writings reflected the spirit of ‘Pakistaniat’ and this will ensure that he will continue to live through his writings.

Renowned educationist Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik also praised the personality of the late writer and lamented that a void had been created due to his death which will be nigh impossible to fill.

Dr Jalibi, he said, will be remembered for his unprecedented regard for the country and its people.

Dr Gohar Noshahi also lauded Dr Jalibi’s services for Urdu and said that the literary figure will hold a special place in the hearts of his fans.

Renowned scholar and writer Iftikhar Arif and others attended the event.

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