Jaun Eliya was born on 14th September, 1930 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh in India. He migrated to Pakistan in 1957. He currently resides in Karachi. He has a master's degree in Urdu, Persian and Arabic.
He is considered a unique poet of his era. he is a scholar of Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit and Urdu. He has, to his credit, a large number of translated works. His first poetry collection was published in 1990 under the name "Shaayad". The second one, titled "Yaani" is currently under print.