Google Doodle: Celebrating birth anniversary of Indian urdu poet Kaifi Azmi
New Delhi : Google Doodle on Tuesday celebrated the birth ceremony of Indian Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi with an interesting artistic portrait.
Kaifi Azmi is known for bringing Urdu literature to Indian motion pictures. Together with Pirzada Qasim, Jaun Elia and others he participated in the most memorable mushairas of the twentieth century.
He was born in a Shia Muslim family with their roots in the village of Mizwaa(n) in Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India. He married to Shaukhat Azmi and had a daughter, Shabana Azmi (An Indian Actress of film, television and theatre) and a son, Baba Azmi (Indian Cinematographer). Azmi's daughter-in-law Tanvi Azmi (wife of Baba Azmi) is also famous TV actor.
If we talk about his career, he had written his first gazhal - Itna To Zindagi Mein Kisi Ki Khalal Pade - at an early age of 11. His writings were so much liked that he even got a chance to work in Indian movies. His famous works include working as a lyricist, writer and actor.
Azmi wrote his first lyrics for the film Buzdil, directed by Shaheed Latif and music by SD Burman, released in 1951. His early work as a writer was mainly for Nanubhai Vakil's films like Yahudi Ki Beti (1956), Parvin (1957), Miss Punjab Mail (1958) and Id Ka Chand (1958).
He even wrote a song "Meri Aawaz Suno Pyar ka Raaz Suno" (Hear my voice, hear the secret of love) sung by Mohammad Rafi.
Azmi died on 10 May 2002 at around the age of eighty three. He was survived by his wife, daughter and son. His autobiography is included in a collection of his works, Aaj Ke Prashid Shayar: Kaifi Azmi.