Author: Sahir Ludhianvi; Translated by: Khawaja Tariq Mahmood
Publisher: Star Publications PVT. LTD (2006)
Pages: 279 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
About the Author:
Sahir Ludhianvi born in 1922 in a rich landlord family in Punjab, Sahir was the only son to inherit all the fortunes of his father. But because of his father's strain relations with his mother, he opted to stay with his mother and leave those fortunes.
Sahir's real name was Abdul Hai, and he had his education at government college, Ludhiana. His first collection of Poems Talkhian was published in 1943, and that gave him a great fame, especially because of two poems Taj Mahal and Chakley in the collection.
Sahir entered the film industry in Bombay in early fifties. He was not accepted there so easily by the conservative film producers. But when his first film ęBaziĘ was released, his poetry was acknowledge with great admiration, and that gave him recognition. But real identity came in GurudattĘs ęPyasaĘ in which his poetry proved to be much stronger than even the story, an there started an era when Sahir would write for any film with his own dictates.
His writings made Urdu poetry so popular that today all over the world Urdu poets and their works have such a large readership.
Sahir died on 25th October 1980 due to a heart attack