Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani linguist, Died at 89

Jameel Jalibi was born on June 12, 1929, in a Yusufzai family of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, he died on April 18, 2019, Jameel was a noted linguist, critic, writer, and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan.

He also was Vice-Chancellor at the University of Karach.
His early education was in Aligarh. Jameel enrolled in Saharanpur and did his Bachelor of Arts from Meerut College.

One day before the partition of India, on August 13, 1947, Jameel relocated to Karachi, Pakistan, where he proceeded his education and literary activities.

Jameel received a Master of Arts degree, Bachelor of Laws degree and a PhD from Sindh University. He then worked for the Income Tax Department of Pakistan until his retirement.

In 1983, Jameel became Vice-chancellor of Karachi University, where he worked until 1987. Then he joined the Muqtadara Quami Zaban (National Language Authority) as its Chairman.

Jameel used to associate with Karrar Hussain, Sabzwari, Jalib Dehlvi and Ghayur Ahmed Ramzi. From 1950 to 1954, Jameel worked as co-editor of an Urdu monthly by the name of Saqi and wrote a monthly column Baatein.

He also started a quarterly magazine by the name of Naya Daur.
Jameel Jalibi passed away on April 18, 2019, at the age of 89.