Prof. Hassan Sajjad

Professor of Urdu (1967-1975)

Prof. Hassan Sajjad – 2010

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Mr. Hassan Sajjad was lecturer of Urdu Language at Cadet College Petaro from 1967-1975. 

He was born on 20 December 1945, and got married to Mrs. Afroz on 20 December 1970 while he was at Petaro. They have three sons – Ali Raza, Ailya Hassan (now Lt.Cdr.), and Asif Hassan.

Mr. Hassan Sajjad completed his Matric from St. Patrick’s High School in Rawalpindi in 1960. He then completed his Intermediate in 1962 and his BA in 1964 from Govt. College Rawalpindi. He then went to Dhaka in East Pakistan and obtained his M.A. in Urdu from Dhaka University under scholarship.

Returning to West Pakistan, his first job was as Lecturer of Urdu at Cadet College Petaro from 1967 to 1975. During his stay at Petaro, he was initially assigned the position of Associate House Master of Liaquat House from 1967-1973. He then also served as the House Master of Qasim House from 1973-1975. He was also the Patron of the Urdu Debating Club from 1967-1969.

After leaving Petaro, he moved back to Islamabad and joined Federal Govt. College Islamabad as Lecturer in Urdu in 1975. He took premature retirement from there in 2003 while he was an Associate Professor.

Moving to Karachi, he then joined the Army Public College in Saddar in 2003 and worked there as a professor of Urdu until 2009. Since then, he has been working at Fatimiyah College, Karachi as professor of Urdu.

Hassan Sajjad Sb has been involved in academic and literary activities all his life. He has written hundreds of articles that have been published in the daily newspaper Jang, Rawalpindi in its Literary Section. He has also published articles in Na’i Qadren (Hyderabad), Nairang-e-Khayal (Rawalpindi), Roshna’i (Karachi) and other magazines.

Between 1962 and 2003, he was associated with Radio Pakistan and was involved in hundreds of its programs. These included compering of programs, book reviews, interviews of personalities and feature writing.

His interest with the media got him involved also with Pakistan TV between 1990 and 2000 when he lectured for educational programs which were associated with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).