Jawed Akhtar Choudhry
|Jawed Akhtar Choudhry|
|Born||11 November 1940|
Jakhal Mandi, Hisar district, British India
Jawed Akhtar Choudhry (11 Nov 1940 ) is a Urdu short story writer, poet and author.
Early life & Employment[edit | edit source]
Jawed Akhtar Choudhry was born in Jakhal Mandi, Hisar district , British India and is the eldest son of the late Choudhry Mohammed Yousaf. During the partition of India in 1947 his family migrated and settled in Sohawa, district Jhelum, Pakistan.Jawed Akhtar Choudhry started his school education. After matriculation he went to Gujar Khan college in 1958 and took pre medical subjects but could not carry on due to financial difficulties. Jawed Akhtar Choudhry’s first employment commenced at Prime Glass Works, Jhelum, 1959. Then he also served at some other places .
Migrated Abroad[edit | edit source]
Jawed Akhtar Choudhry immigrated to Denmark in 1970. He was an employee in Nordisk Glass Teknik based in Copenhagen. Two years later Jawed Akhtar Choudhry immigrated to England where upon he settled indefinitely. Employment in England included working for a plethora of Engineering firms for seven years. Acquired Diploma in Radio and Television in 1978/1979. A permanent position was secured in Lucas Aerospace in the Engine Management Division York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham. Jawed Akhtar Choudhry remained faithful to the company . 24 years and 10 months was the longest period he worked for any company. During his stay in U.K, he also met the famous fiction writer Sultana Meher. Then they got married in September 2002.
Volunteer Work[edit | edit source]
Jawed Akhtar Choudhry set up the organization’’ ALUM ROCK MUSLIM WELFARE ASSOCIATION, BIRMINGHAM B8, on 30 September 1986 to help fellow countrymen. The organisation successfully approached Birmingham Education Authority for the provision of Religious studies and Urdu language in schools. The organisation endeavoured to get a community centre for the elderly. The organisation met with local councillors and members of parliament to discuss various community issues, with a focus to help people with their social security benefits, housing benefits, income tax and immigration enquiries. Jawed Akhtar Choudhry ran the organisation for nearly 3 years and when he relocated to Yardley green road, he handed over the responsibilities to other members. Jawed Akhtar Choudhry joined West Midlands Probation Service, Birmingham, as a volunteer to help families in crises. Main duties included working as an interpreter, preparing pre sentence reports, visiting affected families and visiting prisons.
Literary Influence[edit | edit source]
Jawed Akhtar Choudhry was influenced by Prem Chand, Sa’adat Hassan Minto, Ismat Chughtai, Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, Mushfaq Khawaja, Ibn e Insha, Qaisar Tamkeen, Sultana Meher and Dr. Sifat Alavi.Leading scholars, from Pakistan, India, Europe, Canada and USA, have written on his literary work. Launching ceremony of his book Sohawa,Mairy Basty Mairay Loog, (2006) was held by Urdu Writer Society of North America. His another book Thoka (2012) was also likes by the majority of readers.
Publications[edit | edit source]
- Hisar e Zat ( 1999 ) , The first poetic work
- Ek Frusat e Gunnah ’’(2000). The first fictional work
- Harf e Dua (2004)
- Sohawa:Mairy Basty Mairay Loog, (2006)
- Thoka (2012)
- Sheraza (2012)
- Hum Soorat Gar kuch Khawabo Kay (2011)
- Hawa Kisi Ki Nahi, (Novelette 2013)
- Mein Sohawa Ka Adeeb Hun ( under publication )
References[edit | edit source]
- "Jawed Akhtar Choudhry". Jawed Akhtar Choudhry.
- "URDU WRITER SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA - JAVED AKHTAR CHAUDHRY". urduwriters.org.
- "جاوید اختر چودھری کا ٹھوکا !". paknewslive.com. 8 February 2015.
- "Thoka - - Rekhta". rekhta.org.
- "Sheeraza - - Rekhta". rekhta.org.
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