Pakistani figures mourn the demise of Amjad Islam Amjad
Following the demise of world famous poet, author, and playwright Amjad Islam Amjad, the literary world is in a shock. Born in Lahore, the screenwriter was 78 at the time of his death. Amjad suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest although he hadn’t been suffering from any chronic illnesses.
Among millions of people mourning Amjad passing away, numerous prominent Pakistani figures took to social media to express their sorrow.
President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, PM Shehbaz Sharif, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, actor Imran Abbas, and many others took to Twitter to grieve.
Amjad authored more than 20 books, including Barzakh, Aks, and Satwan Dar. The late poet received several accolades including the Pride of Performance, and Sitara-e-Imtiaz, for his contribution to literary works.