KARACHI: Notable Urdu poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar Jaun Eliya is being remembered today on his death anniversary, media reported Friday.
Jaun Eliya was born in 14th December, 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh.
He was the brother of journalist and psychoanalyst Rais Amrohvi and journalist and philosopher Syed Muhammad Taqi, and husband of columnist Zahida Hina.
He was broadly admired for his solitary writing style. He was belletrist and well versed in Arabic, Persian, English, Hebrew and Sanskrit. He wrote his first Urdu couplet when he was just 8 due to his environment.
In his young age the United India was involved in Muslin-Hindu feud which resulted with end of British rule and partition of country on religious basis. As a communist the Jaun opposed this idea but later on he accepted it as compromise.
In 1957 Jon Eliya migrated to Pakistan and made his home in Karachi. He became very popular in literary circles. Jon was a productive writer but he could not publish his work.
His first collection of poetry “Shayad” (May be) was published in 1991 when he was 60 years old. He died on 8th November 2002 after a protracted illness at the age of 70 in Karachi Pakistan.