Noon Meem Rashid

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Birthday
1, 1910
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Oct 9, 1975 (65)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1910
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Oct 9, 1975 (65)

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Pakistani, Urdu-language poet known for free-verse collections such as Mavra and La Musawi Insan. One of his poems, "Zindagi sey dartey ho," appeared in song version in a 2010 Bollywood film.

Before Fame

He received a degree in economics, served in the Royal Indian Army, and worked for the United Nations.

Trivia

He broke with the Urdu tradition of the ghazal and instead wrote free-verse poetry.

Family Life

He was married twice -- to a woman named Safia and, following her death, to Sheila Angelini -- and fathered several children.

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His early poems were influenced by the work of John Keats.

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