Jamiluddin Aali was a notable scholar and Urdu poet who is known for penning the most classic patriotic songs.
Aali had been ill since the past two months and he was being treated in a private hospital in Karachi. He died of heart failure at the age of 90 on November 23, 2015, Monday.
Apart from Jeevay Pakistan, Aali penned the ‘aye watan kay sajeelay jawano‘, ‘mera pegham Pakistan‘, and ‘itnay baray jeevan sagar main‘.
Prominent personalities took to Twitter to express their grief and pay tribute to Aali.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief on the sad demise of Mr. Jamiluddin Aali. pic.twitter.com/tJzJxyEYRf
— PML(N) [Official] (@pmln_org) November 23, 2015
Paying rich tributes on his literary services, Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan condoled the death of renowned poet Jamiluddin Aali.
— Governor Sindh (@drishratulebad) November 23, 2015
Heartfelt condolences on passing of #Pakistan poet Jamiluddin Aali. Lucky to have known him personally.
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) November 23, 2015
Saddened to hear of poet Jamiluddin Aali's passing. My condolences & prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 23, 2015
— Faysal Qureshi (@faysalquraishi) November 23, 2015
Sad to hear of the passing away of our poet and intellect Jamiluddin Aali. My heartfelt condolences, thoughts & prayers for the family
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) November 23, 2015
Extremely Sad to hear the news of our Legend Jamiluddin Aali Sb Passing away. May God rest his soul in Peace. Ameen.
— Mishi Khan (@mishilicious) November 23, 2015
Inna lillahay wa inna ilahay rajaoon. My dearest uncle, the famous n respected Jamiluddin Aali passed away.Allah Jannat ata karay. Ameen.
— Fauzia Kasuri PTI (@FauziaKasuri) November 23, 2015
The thinker writer national poet of present era jamiluddin Aali passes away , he was 90 .we will remember always pic.twitter.com/SlvJzevhiq
— Nasir Baig Chughtai (@i_m_nbc) November 23, 2015