شمعِ غزل کی لو بن جائے ایسا مصرع ہو تو کہو
اک اک حرف میں سوچ کی خوشبو دل کا اجالا ہو تو کہو
امجد اسلام امجد –
When i reflect back, there was this one prose writer and poet who really inspired me. For many Pro Pakistanis it’s always been Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Habib Jalib, Mir Taqi Mir, Mir Dard or Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. But for me it always has been and will be Amjad Islam Amjad.
Amjad born on August 4, 1944 turned into a well-known Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist. Having written many books including poetry and prose; He received many awards for his literary work and Screenplay for TV. In which Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz are most eminent.
Jab bhe ik shaam yad ati hai,
Jesi dunya thehr se jaati hai.
Ik taraf dil hai, Ik taraf dunya,
Aur yeh scene kayenaati hai.
LAHORE: A survey carried out by the Gallup Pakistan on Wednesday found Amjad Islam Amjad the “most popular writer,” followed by the late Ashfaq Ahmed and Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Which of the following writers (of literature) do you like the most?”
Responding to this, 26 per cent named Amjad Islam Amjad as their favourite author, 13 per cent considered Ashfaq Ahmed as their most favourite, 13 per cent opted for Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, 11 per cent for Haseena Moeen and six per cent for Mustansar Hussain Tarar.
Eighteen per cent claimed that no one was their favourite author and one per cent cited other authors. However, 12 per cent did not give a view.
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So, Who is your favorite writer or poet ? And why ?