Amjad Islam Amjad
Amjad Islam Amjad is an Urdu language poet, dramatist, lyricist, and man of letters. He is perhaps best known for writing the television drama series Waris, which was followed by Dehleez, Samandar, Raat, Waqt, and Apnay Log. He has received many awards for his work, including Pride of Performance in 1987 and Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1998. He began his working life as a lecturer in M.A.O. College, Lahore. He worked as a deputy director at the Punjab Council of the Arts from 1975 to 1979, before returning to teaching. In 1989, Amjad was appointed Director General of Urdu Science Board. He has also worked as a project director of the Children’s Library Complex. In addition to his famous TV drama series, Amjad has written many columns, translations, criticism and essays while his main focus remained on writing poetry. In June 2008, he joined the Urdu newspaper Daily Express and writes a column titled Chashm-e-Tamasha.