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Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan (Urdu: مرزا جمیل الدین احمد خان) better known as Jamiluddin Aali (Urdu: جمیل الدین عالی), PP, HI, (born January 20, 1926 in Delhi) is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan. He is best known for the famous national song, Jeeway Jeeway Pakistan.

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Biography

Aali hails from a literary family of Delhi. His grandfather, Nawab Allauddin Ahmed Khan, was a friend and student of Ghalib. His father Sir Ameeruddin Ahmed Khan was also a poet, and his mother Syeda Jamila Baigum belonged to the family of Mir Dard. Aali earned a BA in Economics from Anglo Arabic College, Delhi. In September 30, 1944, Jamil married Tayaba Bano. They have five children (three sons and two daughters). His son, Raju Jamil, is a Television actor. In 1947, after the partition of India, his family migrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi. He joined the Civil Services of Pakistan in 1951. In 1971 he obtained an FEL and LLB from Karachi University. In 1966, he joined the National Bank, and served there till his retirement (1988) as senior executive vice president and member executive board.

Political life

Aali was former member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and also contested the general elections in March 7, 1977 from NA-191, but lost. In 1997, he was elected as member of the Senate for a six year term with support of Muttahida Qaumi Movement.[1]

Literary work

Ballade's collection

  • Aye Mere Dasht-e-Sukhan
  • Ghazlain Dohay Geet (Six editions)
  • Jeeway Jeeway Pakistan (Five editions)
  • La Hasil (Three editions)
  • Nai Kiran

Couplet's collection

  • Dohay (Three editions in Urdu and one in Devnagari)

Travel literature

  • Duniya Mere Aagye
  • Tamasha Mere Aagye
  • Iceland
  • Hurfay (Four books)

Patriotic songs

  • Aye Watan Ke Sajelay Jawanoo
  • Jeway Jeway Pakistan
  • Hum Mustafavi Mustafavi Hain
  • Mein Chota Sa Ek Ladka Hoon
  • Mera Paigham Pakistan
  • Ab Yeh Andaz-e-Anjuman Hoga
  • Hum Maain, Hum Behnain, Hum Baitiyan
  • Jo Naam Wahi Pehchan, Pakistan Pakistan
  • Aye Des Ki Hawaon, Kushboo Mein Bas Ke Jao
  • Itne Bade Jewan Sagar Mein, Tu Ne Pakistan Diya
  • Jabhi Tareekh Ne Rakha Hai Iskaa Naaam Pakistan
  • Yeh Kavita Pakistani Hai

Awards

  • Hilal-e-Imtiaz (1999)
  • Pride of Performance (1989)
  • Adamjee Literary Award (1960)
  • Dawood Literary Award (1963)
  • United Bank Literary Award (1965)
  • Habib Bank Literary Award (1965)
  • Canadian Urdu Academy Award (1988)
  • Sant Kabeer Award - Urdu Conference Delhi (1989)

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