Renowned Urdu and Hindi poet Nida Fazli, 78, died in Mumbai on Monday, reports Aak Tak. Born in Delhi on October 12, 1938 and raised in Gwalior, Mukhtda Hassan Nija Fazli, wrote under the pen name Nida Fazli.
Nida loosely translates to voice while Fazli is a region in Kashmir where his ancestors hailed from before settling in Delhi. Nida completed his graduation from Gwalior College in 1957 and began writing from an early age.
Fazli is famous for his collaboration with the late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh. Incidentally, today is also Singh’s birthday.
Some of his popular ghazals include Hosh Walon Ko (sung by Jagjit Singh), Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein Shaamil Hai (sung by Manhar Udhas) and Kiska Chehra (sung by Jagjit Singh and Alka Yagnik). He has also written lyrics for films and TV.