Nida Fazli

Nida Fazli

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  • Name:
  • Nida Fazli
  • Born:
  • October 12, 1938
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Delhi

Nida Fazli Biography

Nida Fazli is an Urdu poet and lyricist of Bollywood cinema. He was born in Delhi in 1938 and has given significant contributions to Indian poetry as well as Bollywood music.  He is remembered for his poetry collections - Lafzon ke phool, Duniya ek khilona hai, Aankh aur Khwab ke Darmiyaa, khoya hua sa kuch, Mor Naach and Safar mein dhoop to hogi. These are his amazing collection of poems. For his contribution to Indian poetry, he has been awarded with Sahitya Akademi award in 1998 and Padma Shri by Government of India in 2013. Nida Fazli is a poet who fights against communal riots, politicians and fundamentalism with his pen and words. He has written 24 books till now in different languages - Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati. Many of those books have become a part of school syllabus too.


When he was young, he happened to hear bhajans from a nearby temple and its deep melodies and meanings deep rooted in his heart and it paved way to writing shayaris of his own.


As a lyricist, songs of Razia Sulthana, Sur – The melody of love, Is raat ki subhah na tha, Aap to aise na the, Tamanna, yatra and Sarfarosh are noted best.  He has got star screen awards and Bollywood movie award for the song ‘Aabhi jaa aabhi jaa’ of Sur composed by M.M.Kreem and sung by Lucky Ali and Mahalekshmi. He has been nominated for Jeevan Kya Hai of Is raat ki subah nahi(1996) at Filmfare awards. Popular tracks include Ee dil e naadan of Razia Sulthan and Abhi jaa, Kabhi shyam dale to of Sur. A few more tracks - Aa Ja Aa Ja Yaar Habibi of Nakhuda, Ghar se masjid hai bahut door of Tamanna, Tere Bina Nasha Hai Adhura of Vadh, Gori ho kali ho of Biwi O Biwi, Title track of Bequabu, Jeevan Kya Hai of Is raat ki subah nahi, Aaj Behna Ki Shaadi Hai of Panch Fauladi, Yeh doop is safar of Dhoop, Dupatta ka pallu and Meree Aankho Ne Chuna Hai  of Tarqueib, Kiskee Sadaaye Mujko Bulaaye of Red rose and Aisa ho to kaisa ho of gehre Zakhm.    

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Updated: July 10, 2013

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