Poet Jamiluddin Aali passes away in Karachi

90-year-old was suffering from diabetes and respiratory related illness

Web Desk November 23, 2015

Notable scholar and Urdu poet Dr Jamiluddin Aali passed away on Monday in Karachi, Express News reported.

Aali had been ill for the past two months and was being treated at a private hospital in Karachi. The 90-year-old was suffering from diabetes and respiratory related illness.

Aali has left behind his three sons and two daughters.


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The poet, whose family migrated from India to Pakistan in 1947, was awarded a number of awards for his achievements in the Urdu literature.

He was awarded Pride of Performance award in 1991 and Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2004. Aali also remained chairman of the Urdu Dictionary Board for a period of three years.

His most notable national songs are Aye Watan Ke Sajelay Jawanoo, Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan and Mera Paigham Pakistan which have been sung by Noor Jehan, Shahnaz Begum and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan respectively.

Meanwhile, many people took to Twitter to express grief over his death:

RIP JamiluddinAali the poet, writer, critic & scholar of #Pakistan, the man behind famous #Pakistan national songs. pic.twitter.com/vYcIyRPtaQ

— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) November 23, 2015 ">


RIP Jamiluddin Aali Sab,Ur timeles wrk will rmain wd us 4ever.A real loss 2 d country wn those who cntributed so much wd their intellect die

— Taqveem Ahsan Siddiqui (@TASiddiquis) November 23, 2015 ">


Honorable Jamiluddin Aali Saib Passed away. REST IN PEACE... Please Pray for This Great Man pic.twitter.com/Jl8pI8XcAV

— Ibrahim | ابراہیم (@SardarIbrahimIK) November 23, 2015 ">


Well known writer Jamiluddin Aali passes away in #Karachi his funeral will be held tomorrow

— Mushtaq Rajpar (@MushRajpar) November 23, 2015 ">


#RIP Jamiluddin Aali. He was author of numerous patriotic songs. #JewayJewayPakistan #WatanKeSajilayJawano #MeraPeghamPakistan #JeewanSagar

— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) November 23, 2015 ">



Abbas | 6 years ago | Reply In pakistan there are few persons who are GOOD PAKISTANI . He was one of them.
Amer | 6 years ago | Reply Jamiluddin Aali Sab was an institution in his own right. He was one of the greatest Urdu poets of our times. May Allah forgive him and give him a high place in Jannah. Ameen.
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