Remembering celebrated poet Jaun Elia on his birth anniversary

GNN  |  Dec 15, 2020

Lahore: Renowned poet, biographer and scholar Jaun Elia is being remembered on the occasion of his 89th birth anniversary today. Born on December 14, 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pardesh, John migrated to Pakistan in 1957 and settled in Karachi.

He wrote his first Urdu couplet when he was just eight years old. His famous poetry collections include Shayed, Ya’ani, Gumaan, Lekan, and Goya.

The poet had complete command over Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew and he was a highly skilled translator as well.

For his literary services, he got the Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 2000.

Elia died on November 08, 2002, after a protracted illness and is resting in Sakhi Hassan graveyard of Karachi.

    

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