Renowned Pakistani poet and writer Jamiluddin Aali (Late), was remembered at the Pakistan High Commission London on 13 January 2017. The literary evening was jointly organized by the High Commission and Urdu Markaz London to pay tribute to the life and work of the great poet.
H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, High Commissioner to the UK presided over the event.
On this occasion a documentary entitled “Khwab ka Safar” was screened which was hugely appreciated by more than 100 fans of Aali Sahib. The documentary narrates the life journey of the poet byfeaturing brief remarks and interviews of the poet’s contemporaries. It brings out salient features of Ali Sahib’s personality as a scholar, poet and true patriot.
In his remarks, the High Commissioner said that Jamiluddin Aali was great patriot and his services for the promotion of Pakistani culture and Urdu language are unparalleled. He stated: “One of the most salient features of Aali Saheb is that he kept himself relevant to his age and adapted himself to the changing times. He had unwavering faith in the glorious destiny of Pakistan and was an inspiration for innumerable people.”
Jamiluddin Aali’s son Zulqarnain Jamil Aali also spoke on this occasion and briefed the attendees about the documentary. He shed light on various aspects of the life of his father. Dr. Javaid Sheikh, Chairman Urdu Markaz London, Professor Mehmood farooqi and Aqeel Danish presented brief papers on the life and work of Jamiluddin Aali. Mr. Asif Raza, a local singer, presented a couple of national songs of the poet on this occasion. Deputy High Commissioner, Dr. Israr Hussain moderated the event.