Poet Jamiluddin Aali passes away in Karachi

Published: November 23, 2015
Dr Jamiluddin Aali. PHOTO COURTESY: prideofpakistan.com

Dr Jamiluddin Aali. PHOTO COURTESY: prideofpakistan.com

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:

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Asad Shairani
    Nov 23, 2015 - 5:14PM

    Legend indeed. Sad day.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Nov 23, 2015 - 10:54PM

    Great poet.. Will be missed, indeed..

  • Amer
    Nov 24, 2015 - 7:22AM

    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. Recommend

  • Abbas
    Nov 24, 2015 - 8:52AM

    In pakistan there are few persons who are GOOD PAKISTANI . He was one of them.Recommend

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