Kaifi Azmi was a well-known Hindi and Urdu poet and lyricist of Hindi movie. He was born on Januray 14, 1919 in a landlord household of Mejwan, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. Azmi deserted his research of Persian and Urdu throughout the Quit India agitations in 1942 and shortly thereafter turned a full-time Marxist. Throughout this era, Azmi began to win nice acclaim as a poet and have become a member of Progressive Writers’ Movement of India.
Later he went to Bombay and joined Ali Sardar Jafri in writing for the get together’s paper, Qaumi Jung. In 1947, he visited Hyderabad to take part in a mushaira. There he met, fell in love and married a lady named Shaukat Azmi. She later turned a famend actress in theatre and movies. Azmi’s first assortment of poems, Jhankar was revealed in 1943. As a lyricist and songwriter, although he wrote for quite a few movies, he’ll at all times be remembered for Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Haqeeqat (1964), Heer Raanjha (1970).
Azmi’s best-known writing for movies is the critically acclaimed Garam Hawa (1974; “Scorching Winds”), directed by M.S. Satyu. That film, primarily based on an unpublished story by Ismat Chughtai and starring Balraj Sahni in what is taken into account to be one in every of his finest roles, received Azmi awards for finest story (shared with Chughtai), finest screenplay (shared with Shama Zaidi), and finest dialogue. Azmi himself had a significant position in Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s award-winning movie Naseem (1995; “Morning Breeze”), a strong story of a Muslim household’s fears as they witness the communal frenzy within the days earlier than the demolition in 1992 of Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid (constructed within the sixteenth century by the Mughal emperor Babur). His daughter Shabana Azmi was a number one actress of what’s known as the Indian New Wave, or Parallel Cinema (comprising artwork movies that deal with critical points), on the finish of the twentieth and the start of the twenty first century.
Azmi died on May 10, 2002. He was the recipient of Padma Shri, one of many Indian Authorities’s highest civilian awards. In addition to he was awarded the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award, Maharashtra Urdu Academy Award, Delhi Urdu Academy Award. He has additionally been honored with a doctorate from Vishva Bharati College. He died in 2002.