Jan Nisar Akhtar

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Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
India
DEATH DATE
Aug 19, 1976 (62)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
India
DEATH DATE
Aug 19, 1976 (62)

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.

Trivia

He collaborated with Indian musical composers to write over 150 songs.

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.

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