Sayyid Athar Hussein Rizvi who also khown as Kaifi Azmi, Indian poet, songwriter and activist 101st birth anniversary today.
Google Doodle pays tribute to him on his 101 birth anniversary.He’s a rebel with a cause & poet with his flaming words.
He was born on 14 January 1919 in the village of Mizwaan, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India.
From composing passionate love poems to Bollywood song lyrics and screenplays, the range of works has made Azmi one of India’s most renowned 20th century poets.
When he was 11years old, he wrote his first ghazal – ‘Itna to zindagi mein kisi ki khalal pade’.
He is also the most awarded urdu poet including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, Filmfare Award and many more.
We bring you some of his Amazing Shayaris –
Bas ik jhijak hai yahī hāl-e-dil sunāne meñ
ki terā zikr bhī aa.egā is fasāne meñ
Jhukī jhukī sī nazar be-qarār hai ki nahīñ
Dabā dabā sā sahī dil meñ pyaar hai ki nahīñ
Muddat ke ba.ad us ne jo kī lutf kī nigāh
Jī ḳhush to ho gayā magar aañsū nikal paḌe
Merā bachpan bhī saath le aayā
Gaañv se jab bhī aa gayā koī
Itnā to zindagī meñ kisī ke ḳhalal paḌe
Hañsne se ho sukūn na rone se kal paḌe
Jo ik ḳhudā nahīñ miltā to itnā mātam kyuuñ
Yahāñ to koī mirā ham-zabāñ nahīñ miltā
Check out how Twitterati tributes to him –
#shair pays tribute to #KaifiAzmi on his birth anniversary with this matchless verse— Rana Safvi رعنا राना (@iamrana) January 14, 2020
Bastii me'n apnii hindu musalmaa'n jo bas gaye
Insaa'n kii shakl dekhne ko ham taras gaye
Hindus and Muslims have started living in my village
I long to see a human face, it's been an age
How absolutely wonderful ..Overwhelmed🙏 https://t.co/UTTxSJOjWn— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 13, 2020