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Abdul Hamid Adam

1909 - 1981 | Pakistan

Popular Poet with dominant romantic shades celebrating love and life.

Popular Poet with dominant romantic shades celebrating love and life.

Profile of Abdul Hamid Adam

Pen Name : 'adam'

Real Name : Sayed Abdul Hamid

Born : 10 Apr 1909 | Gujranwala, Punjab

Died : 10 Mar 1981 | Lahore, Punjab

Relatives : Shaukat Wasti (Disciple)

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mahfil meñ is ḳhayāl se phir aa gayā huuñ maiñ

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mahfil mein is KHayal se phir aa gaya hun main

Abdul Hamid Adam was a famous Urdu poet of his time. He first takhallus was Akhtar but later switched to Adam. He was born on April 10, 1909 in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), Punjab. His father passed away when he was merely 16, so he was brought up by one of his relatives (later his father in law). He did his Matriculation and got employed at the Military Account Department, Rawalpindi as a clerk. In 1941, he passed the highest exam of his department with distinction. Abdul started writing poetry in his late teens. He is a master of short meters and simplicity of ideas which touch the heart. There are about four dozen published collections of his Urdu poetry. He also wrote nazms, masnavis and qata (quatrains).

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