Amjad Islam Amjad, PP, SI (born August 4, 1944) is a well-known Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist from Pakistan. He has written many books including poetry and prose. He has received many awards for his literary work and Screenplay for TV. In which his achievements comprise Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz and several other awards.
Amjad was born in Lahore, Pakistan. His family belong to Sialkot the city where Allama Iqbal and Faiz Ahmed Faiz were born. He received his secondary education in Lahore, and graduated from Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore. He qualified for Masters of Arts degree in Urdu literature from Punjab University. He began his career as a lecturer in M.A.O College Lahore. He worked as a director at Pakistan Television Corporation in 1975 to 1979, before returning to the College.
In 1989, Amjad was appointed as Director General of Urdu Science Board. He has also worked as a project director of the Children Library Complex. Amjad is the writer of many drama series for Pakistan Television Corporation including the very popular Waris. He has written many columns, translation, criticism and essays whereas his main focus is writing Nazms. Among his most famous dramas are Waris, Dehleez, Samandar, Raat, Waqt and Apnay Loug. In June 2008, he joined Urdu newspaper Daily Express and writes column with the title of “Chasham-e-Tamasha”.
Pride of Performance
16 Graduate Awards
12 PTV awards for the best writer