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Jan Nisar Akhtar

Jan Nisar Akhtar Biography

Poet


ABOUT
Indian poet and Bollywood lyricist who is best known for his Urdu nazms and ghazals. He is perhaps most remembered for a 1973 poetic work entitled "Khaak-e-dil" (The Ashes of Heart).
BEFORE FAME
He attended Aligarh Muslim University. In 1949, he moved to Bombay to work as a film lyricist.

FAMILY LIFE
He wed Safiya Siraj-ul Haq, with whom he had two sons. Following his first wife's death, he married Khadija Talat.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He and Rabindranath Tagore were both Indian authors.
TRIVIA
He collaborated with Indian musical composers to write over 150 songs.

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