Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, known as Nida Fazli was a prominent Indian Hindi and Urdu poet, lyricist and dialogue writer. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013 by the government of India for his contribution to literature.
Nida Fazli was a poet of various moods and to him, the creative sentiment and inner urge are the sources of poetry. He thought that the feeling of a poet is similar to an artist: like a painter or a musician. In contrast, he found lyric writing a mechanical job as he had to fulfil the demands of the script and the director.
Later he accepted the practical necessity of money which comes from lyric writing and helps one to ponder on creative work.
On Nida Fazil’s birth anniversary, here’s looking at his famous couplets
- hosh vāloñ ko ḳhabar kyā be-ḳhudī kyā chiiz hai
ishq kiije phir samajhiye zindagī kyā chiiz hai
- kabhī kisī ko mukammal jahāñ nahīñ miltā
kahīñ zamīn kahīñ āsmāñ nahīñ miltā
- har aadmī meñ hote haiñ das biis aadmī
jis ko bhī dekhnā ho ka.ī baar dekhnā
- apnī marzī se kahāñ apne safar ke ham haiñ
ruḳh havāoñ kā jidhar kā hai udhar ke ham haiñ
kuchh bhī bachā na kahne ko har baat ho ga.ī
aao kahīñ sharāb piyeñ raat ho ga.ī
Nida Fazli died of a heart attack on 8 February 2016