Jamal Ehsani: The Noted Pakistani Ghazal Poet

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Jamal Ehsani: The Noted Pakistani Ghazal Poet

 Jamal Ehsani (April 21, 1951 – February 10, 1998) was a noted Pakistani poet famous for his work in the ghazal form and was a favorite poet in the student’s circle of Urdu literature. He has written 3 poetry books. After his death, his complete poetry work has been released as a Kulliyaat-e-Jamal.

Early years of Jamal Ehsani

Jamal was born in the city of Sargodha, Pakistan. He completed his primary education there, and moved to Karachi city in very young age. He continued his study in the city of Karachi and worked in different fields. He passed away on the day of February 10, 1998 in Karachi.

 Literary career

Jamal’s two poetry books were released in his life, and one after his death by support of Dr. Fatima Hasan. His complete work of poetry has been issued entitled as Kulliyat-e-Jamal, which is highly acknowledged by many Urdu poets.

His style of writing and critic was as,

Ye shehr apney hareefon se hara thori hai
Ye baat sub pe magar aashkara thori hai

Charasazon mein thi ik chashm-i-nadamat asaar
Ye maseehaon mein beemaar kaha(n) se nikla

  This city has not surrendered to its foes
But this not many a man knows

Among problem-solvers there was a sullen face
A disease-stricken amidst messiahs?

Bibliography

  • Kulliyaat-e-Jamal کّلیاتِ جمال, Karachi
  • Raat Ke Jaagey Huay رات کے جاگے ہوئے, Sindh Press Karachi,1986
  • Sitara-i-Safar ستارۂ سفر,Tabeer Publications Karachi,1982
  •  Taare Ko Mehtab Kia تارے کو مہتاب کیا, Karachi

 

 

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