Family sources confirmed the death of renowned poet.
Amjad Islam Amjad suffered heart attack at his home in Lahore.
President and Prime Minister expressed deep grief on his death.
LAHORE: Noted Poet and writer Amjad Islam Amjad has passed away at the age of 78 in Lahore on Friday, family sources confirmed.
Family sources confirmed the death of renowned poet Amjad Islam Amjad due to a heart attack.
Amjad suffered a heart attack at his home in Lahore and was taken to the nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
Born on August 4, 1944 in Lahore, he did his Maters in Urdu from University of Punjab in 1967. In 1968, he was appointed as an Urdu professor in the MAO College Lahore.
Amjad Islam Amjad is also the recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz and is the author of more than 40 books in a career spanning 50 years. He has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance. Some of his well-known dramas are Waris, Dehleez, Samandar, Raat.
He received the Pride of Performance in 1987 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1998. Later on, he also received the prestigious Tamgh-e-Imtiaz in 1998.
Amjad Islam Amjad held leading positions in various government institutions including ‘Urdu Science Board’ and ‘Children’s Library Complex’.
On the other hand, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and others expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of notable poet.
President of Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) Karachi Muhammad Ahmad Shah expressed grief over the death of renowned poet Amjad Islam Amjad and said that governing body of ACP Karachi are deeply saddened on his demise.