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01-05-2011, 01:53 AM

Malang Jan (Pashto ( ملنګ جان - b:1914, d:1957) was a prominent poet of Pashto ( language[1] (

1 Early life & education (
2 Work and adult life (
3 Poetry collections (
4 References (

Early life & education

Malang Jan was born as Mohammad Amin in Bihsud District ( of Nangarhar Province (, Afghanistan ( When he was only 3 years old, his father, Abdul Shakoor died. He was 15 years old when he along with his family moved to Kama District ( in search of work. Few years later he went to Jalalabad ( to serve his 2 years military service. After completing his term in the military, he moved back to his home village to earn a living. While he was in his early twenties, his first poem was published in Etihade Mashraqi magazine. From there on he found fame and became one of the renowned poet of his time.[1] (
Work and adult life

In 1945, he was invited to Kabul ( by Mohammad Daud Khan ( and in 1950 Prime Minister Shah Mahmud Khan ( allocated him 600 Afghanis as yearly pension. In 1953 he was re-invited to Kabul and appointed him as the manager of Pashto Music at Kabul Radio. Since he was illiterate, Daud Khan appointed him a personal teacher for six days. Within those 6 days he learned enough so he could write and read his own poetry.[1] (
While traveling back to his home village in 1957, he and his only son, Daud Jan died in a bus accident.[1] (
Poetry collections

"Khwagay Naghmay"
"De Watan De Meenay Kajkol"

his poetry
YouTube - ★malang jan sher (

his poetry in song

YouTube - Pashtun Gharib Barbaad soo (