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Happy birthday Faiz Ahmad Faiz: A playlist of his best ghazals

Celebrating the renowned poet and lyricist’s 106th birth anniversary with a playlist of his most popular ghazals.

bollywood Updated: Feb 13, 2017 14:21 IST
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Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911-84) was an influential leftwing intellectual and one of the most celebrated writers of Urdu. He also wrote poems in Punjabi.(HT Photo)

Lyricist-poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz is one of the most celebrated and popular poets who faced political repression for his revolutionary views. He was born on February 13, 1911 in Kala Qader(Faiz Nagar), Sialkot district in undivided Punjab. Today marks his 106th birth anniversary.

Faiz was an avowed Marxist and he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Celebrating the poet’s birth anniversary, here are some of his most popular ghazals:

Gulon Mein Rang Bhare

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj used the poem in his critically acclaimed film Haider, starring Shahid Kapoor, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor.

Dasht-E-Tanhai Mein

Mujhse Pehli Se Mohabbat

Aaye Kuchh Abr Kuchh Sharaab Aaye

Aapki yaad Aati Rahi

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First Published: Feb 13, 2017 13:49 IST