Pakistan’s noted linguist, critic, writer, and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics Muhammad Jameel Khan has been passed away . He also served as a Vice-Chancellor at the University of Karachi.
Jameel Jalibi was born on 12 June 1929 in a Yusufzai family of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. His early schooling was in Aligarh. He received a Master of Arts degree, Bachelor of Laws degree and a Ph.D from Sindh University. He then worked for the Income Tax Department of Pakistan until his retirement.
In 1983, he became Vice-chancellor of Karachi University, where he served until 1987. He used to associate with Karrar Hussain, Sabzwari, Jalib Dehlvi and Ghayur Ahmed Ramzi. From 1950-54, he served as co-editor of an Urdu monthly by the name of Saqi and wrote a monthly column Baatein. He also started a quarterly magazine by the name of Naya Daur.
In recognition of his services, he was awarded by many awards including Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1994 by , Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Baba-i-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq Award (National Literary Award) given by Pakistan Academy of Letters in 2006.
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