Sunday, August 19, 2018

Jan Nisar Akhtar

Today is the  42nd death anniversary of  Jaan Nisar Akhtar, a noted Urdu poet who penned Ghazals and Nazms. He remained associated with the Progressive Writers Movement  and also wrote memorable lyrics for Hindi films.T he lyrics of songs written by him for the film Yasmeen, CID, Prem Parbat, Noori, Razia Sultan as also the nazm "Ash'ar  mere yun to zamane ke liye hain.... ...." deserve special mention.
His son, Javed Akhtar is a noted Urdu poetry, lyricist, dialogue writer and a social activist.
Jan Nisar Akhtar was a recipient of  Sahitya Academy Award.
Our humble tributes  !

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