Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jamiluddin Aali - Poet Columnist

Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan better known as Jamiluddin Aali 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.

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 a 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.
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 (MQM) Muttahida Qaumi Movement. (souce:wikipedia)