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Daud Kamal
Pakistani poet

Daud Kamal

Daud Kamal
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Intro Pakistani poet
Was Poet Professor
From Pakistan India
Field Academia Literature
Gender male
Birth 4 January 1935, Peshawar, Pakistan; British Raj
Death 5 December 1987, New York City, USA; United States of America, USA (aged 52 years)
Star sign Capricorn
University of Cambridge
Islamia College University
University of Peshawar
Pride of Performance  
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Daud Kamal (4 January 1935 - 5 December 1987) (Urdu: داؤد کمال)) was a Pakistani poet who wrote most of his work in the English language.

His poetry was influenced by modernist English-language poets like Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot.

Education and career

Born in Abbottabad in 1935, the son of Chaudhry Mohammad Ali, who served as the vice-chancellor of the University of Peshawar, and was the founder of the Jinnah College for Women in 1964, he received his early education from the Burn Hall Abbottabad there followed by Burn Hall Srinagar, before going to the Islamia College Peshawar. Then, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Peshawar and the Tripos from the University of Cambridge in England.

For 29 years, he also had served as a teacher and chairman of University of Peshawar's Department of English.


  • Remote Beginnings
  • Compass of love and other poems
  • Recognitions
  • Before the Carnations Wither

Professor Daud Kamal also translated from Urdu into English some selected poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Mirza Ghalib.

Awards and recognition

It has been said that during the 1970s he won "three gold medals in three international poetry competitions sponsored by the Triton College, U.S.A."

He received the Faiz Ahmed Faiz award in 1987 and a posthumous Pride of Performance award in 1990 from the President of Pakistan.


Professor Daud Kamal died in the United States on 5 December 1987. Later he was buried in the cemetery of the same university where he taught for 29 years, University of Peshawar's graveyard in front of the Pashto Academy.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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