Jagan Nath Azad

Poet, Author

1918 – 2004

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Who was Jagan Nath Azad?

Jagan Nath Azad was a renowned Urdu poet, writer and academician. A literary giant, Azad penned over 70 books, including poetry collections, epic poems, biographies and travelogues.

He was an acclaimed authority on the life, philosophy and works of Dr Sir Allama Mohammad Iqbal. Azad’s books on Allama Iqbal are recognised as the “definitive reference” in the Urdu-speaking world. He served as President of the Iqbal Memorial Trust for a term of five years.

Azad was elected vice-president of Anjuman_Taraqqi-i-Urdu in 1989 and President in 1993, remaining in this office till his demise.

He was at his writing desk till fifteen days before he died - of carcinoma and a brief illness - at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre in New Delhi, India on 24 July 2004. He was 84 and was survived by his wife and five children.

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Born
Dec 5, 1918
Isakhel
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • University of the Punjab
Died
Jul 24, 2004

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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