Lyricist Jan Nisar Akhtar’s Death Anniversary

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Today is lyricist Jan Nisar Akhtar’s death anniversary. Born in 1914, he was a renowned poet of Urdu Ghazals and Nazms, part of the Progressive Writers’ Movement and a Bollywood lyricist, who lived in the 20th century. In a 4 decade-long career, he worked with Khayyam, N Dutta, O P Nayyar and C Ramchander, writing 151 songs in that period.

Bollywood and Lyricist Jan Nisar Akhtar’s Death Anniversary

Some Bollywood songs penned by him are:

Piya Piya Piya mora jiya pukare… Baap Re Baap (1955)

Dil unko dhoondhta hai… Yasmin (1955)

Ankhon hi ankhon mein ishara ho gaya… CID (1956)

Mere neendon mein tum… Naya Andaz (1956)

Main tumhise poochti hoon mujhe tumse pyar kyon hai… Black Cat (1956)

Phir tumhari yaad aayi aye Sanam… Rustom Sohrab (1963)

Yeh dil aur unki nigahonke saaye… Prem Parvat (1974) No copy of this movie is available anywhere at this moment. I wish I find the video of the movie and the song, somewhere. 🙂

Aap yun faslonse… Shankar Hussain (1977)

Aaja re… Noorie (1979)

Ae dil-e-nadaan… Razia Sultan (1983)

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