I am writing here about the writer of Pakistan national anthem,Abu Al-Asar Hafeez jullundhri. I am telling here the history of Abu Al-Asar Hafeez jullundhri.
Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri
Hafeez Jullundhri was born in district Jallundhar in hindustan on 14 January 1900. His father’s name was Shams-ud-Din,he was a Hafiz-e-Qur’an. Jullundhri studied in a mosque school and later he joined a school. He only received formal education till the seventh grade. Hafeez Jallundhri remained the editor of magazines namely, Nonehal, Hazar Dastaan, Teehzeeb-e-Niswan, and Makhzin from 1922 to 1929. His first collection of poems Nagma-e-Zar was published in 1935. Jallundhri wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, “Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir”. He wrote many patriotic songs during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.Hafeef Jallndhri wrote the Pakistan national anthem in 1952.Jullundhri primarily wrote Urdu poetry, generally dealing with romantic, religious, patriotic and natural themes.Jullundhri served as Director General of morals in Pakistan Armed Forces, and then in a very prominent position as an adviser to thePresident, Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan and also a Director of Writers Guild of Pakistan.
Jullundhri married his cousin in 1917 at the age of 17.Her name was Zeenat Begum. They had seven children, all girls. In 1939, he took a young English woman as his second wife. His first wife, Zeenat Begum, died in 1954. Then Jullundhri married Khurshid Begum in 1955, with whom he had a daughter.
Jullundhri died in Lahore,Pakistan on 21 December 1982 at the age of 82. He buried in Model Town Lahore, his remains were later shifted to a tomb built by the Government of Pakistan near the Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore.
For his literary and patriotic services for Pakistan, Jullundhri was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz Award by the President of Pakistan.