Poet Jaun Elia being remembered

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Famed Urdu poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar Jaun Elia is being remembered on his 15th death anniversary on Wednesday.

Jaun Elia was born on December 14, 1931 to an illustrious family of Amroha Uttar Pradesh, India.

He was the youngest of his siblings.

His father Allama Shafiq Hasan Elia, an astrologer and a poet, had indomitable passion for art and literature.

The literary environment modelled him along the same lines and he wrote his first Urdu couplet when he was just 8.

He was a scholar of different languages including Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew.
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Story first published: 8th November 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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