KARACHI: First death anniversary of poet and scholar Jamiluddin Aali is being observed today (Wednesday).
Aali passed away last year. He was 90.
Aali was born in 1926 in a literary family of Delhi. His grandfather Nawb Allauddin Ahmed was a friend and student of great Urdu poet Ghalib. His father Sir Ameeruddin Ahmed Khan was also a poet, and his mother Syeda Jamila Baigum belonged to the family of Mir Dard.
Famous patriotic songs that he wrote also include “Aye Watan Ke Sajelay Jawanoo”, Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan” “Hum Mustafavi Mustafavi Hain”, “Mera Paigham Pakistan”, “Ab Yeh Andaz-e-Anjuman Hoga”, “Hum Maain, Hum Behnain, Hum Baitiyan”, “Jo Naam Wahi Pehchan, Pakistan Pakistan”, “Aye Des Ki Hawaao, Kushboo Mein Bas Ke Jao”, “Itne Bade Jewan Sagar Mein, Tu Ne Pakistan Diya”,”Yeh Kavita Pakistani Hai”.
To acknowledge his services, the government of Pakistan bestowed Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance upon Jamiluddin Aali.