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Jan Nisar Akhtar

1914 – 1976 ! Mumbai, India.

Jan Nisar Akhtar (Urdu: جاں نِثار اختر‎ )was born on 18 February 1914 in Gwalior, where his father was posted, in service. His native village was Khairabad. He was an 20th century Indian poet of Urdu ghazals and nazms, and a part of the Progressive Writers’ Movement, who was also a lyricist for Bollywood. He was Father of noted lyricist Javed Akhtar. Akhtar lived in Mumbai and wrote songs for movies. He passed away on 19 August 1976 in Mumbai, following a heart attack.

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Aakhiri mulaqat..

Mat roko inhe pas aane do Ye mujh se milne aaye hain Main khud na jinhe pahchan sakun Kuch itne dhundle saye hain Do panv bane hariyali par Ek titli baithi dali par Kuch jagmag jugnu jangal se Kuch jhumte hathi baadal se Ye ek kahani nind bhari Ek takht …

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