Ludhiana, September 20, 2013: Well known Urdu and Hindi poet and film lyricist Nida Fazli will be in city at the invitation of Punjab Sahit Academy, Chandigarh.
He will interact with a select gathering on September 22 at 6 PM in Mini Auditorium of Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan. Padam Shri recipient Nida Fazli will talk about his poetic journey and recite poems. Besides writing serious Urdu poetry Nida Fazli has penned many popular songs for films and TV serials. His songs and ghazals have been sung by well known singers like Jagjit Singh among others.
Born in Delhi into a Kashmiri family Nida Fazli attended school in Gwalior. His father was also an Urdu poet. He moved to Mumbai in search of a job in 1964. In the early days of his career, he wrote in Dharmayug and Blitz dialects. His poetic style attracted the notice of filmmakers and writers of Hindi and Urdu literature. He was often invited to Mushairas, the prestigious recitation sessions of one’s own poetry. He became known among readers and ghazal singers for his elegant presentation and exclusive use of colloquial language for ghazals, dohaas and nazms.
He published his first collection of Urdu poetry in 1969. Childhood imagery persistently reflects in his poetry as elements of nostalgia. Primary themes which run through his poetry are contradictions in life, the search for purpose, nuances of human relationships, differences between practice and preaching, and the groping for that which is lost.
Nida Fazli has been honoured with the National Harmony Award for writing on communal harmony. He has 24 books to his credit in Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati— some of which are assigned as school textbooks in Maharashtra. He received the Mir Taqi Mir award for his autobiographical novel Deewaron Ke Bich from the Government of Madhay Pradesh. His best known works are, Mor Naach, Ham Qadam, and Safar Me Dhoop To Hogi.
Minister for Cultural Affairs Sarwan Singh Phillaur will be there for the programme. The Punjabi Sahit Academy will continue to invite more poets of different regions and languages besides its other activities, said president, Dr Surjit Patar and Secretary, Jaswant Singh Zafar.
A copy of the invite.