KARACHI: One of the foremost lyricists of sub-continent and the modern and great names in Urdu poetry, Majrooh Sultanpuri is being remembered on his death anniversary today (Thursday).
Majrooh Sultanpuri was born as Asrar ul Hassan Khan in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh in 1920.
Majrooh Sultanpuri, was an Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter. He was one of the dominating musical forces in Indian Cinema in the 1950s and early 1960s and was an important figure in the Progressive Writers' Movement, and is considered one of the finest avant-garde Urdu poets of 20th century literature.
His early and best-known independent poetry was in the ghazal form. He made his film debut with the K.L.Saigal starrer Shahjehan (1946). But his major breakthrough was Mehboob Khan's Andaaz (1949).
He continued writing spirited and lilting lyrics till the late 90’s and is widely regarded as one of the foremost lyricists of the sub-continent.
Majrooh Sultanpuri had a severe attack of pneumonia and died in Bombay on 24 May 2000. In his career spanning over five decades, he wrote over 2000 songs for films and published 5 collections of poetry. SAMAA
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