Famous poet Jon Elia remembered on birth anniversary

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP): Wednesday was the birth anniversary
of renowned poet, biographer and scholar Jon Elia. He was born on
December 14, 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pardesh.
Elia migrated to Pakistan in 1957 and settled in Karachi.
He wrote his first Urdu couplet when he was just 8.
His famous poetry collections include Shayed, Ya’ni, Gumaan,
Lekan, and Goya.
He had complete command over Arabic, Persian and Hebrew, and
was a highly skilled translator.
For his literary services, he got the Presidential Pride of
Performance Award.
He died on November 8, 2002, after a protracted illness.