Prof. Syed Atiq Ahmed Jilani

Professor of Urdu (1982-1986)

Prof. Syed Atiq Ahmed Jilani – 2010

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif


Prof. Syed Atiq Ahmed Jilani joined Cadet College Petaro in 1982 to teach Urdu and left in 1986. 

He was born on 13 January 1956, and got married to Mrs. Sadia on 1 November 1986. They have three children – Hammad, Haseeba and Fatima.

Mr. Atiq Jilani obtained his B.A. in Urdu Literature in 1975 and his M.A. in Urdu Literature in 1980 from Sindh University.

His first job was as a teacher of Urdu language at Cosmopolitan High School, Hyderabad from 1980 to 1982. He then got an opportunity to join Cadet College Petaro as a Lecturer at the Urdu Department in 1982.  He remained at Petaro in that position until 1986.

During his stay at Petaro, he was also appointed the Assistant House Master of Ayub House and the Secretary of the Staff Club for the entire four years that he remained there. 

After leaving Petaro in 1986, he joined Sindh University as a Lecturer. At present he is an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Urdu at Sindh University.

He is now a well known poet of Urdu language as well.

He presented a paper on “Research Importance of Literary Magazines of Urdu” at the Shaikh Ayaz International Conference on Language and Literature at Sindh University in January 2007. 

One of his poetry presentations is available on Youtube:

Prof. Atiq Jilani – 2007

Prof. Atiq Jilani – 2010