The very famous Urdu poet Nida Fazli counted his last breath in Mumbai on Monday due to heart failure, at the age of 78. The poet completed his graduation from Gwalior College in 1957 and began writing from an early age.
The most noted and respected poet absence was not lost on Indian Prime Minister, who tweeted about it.
“Nida Fazli Sahab is no longer with us but his verses will live on & so will his contribution to writing & cinema: PM @narendramodi” Tweets PMO official Handler.
“My thoughts are with the admirers of Nida Fazli Sahab. His demise is indeed very saddening: PM @narendramodi” tweets PMO.
Fazli is famous for his collaboration with the late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh. The poet is much noted for his readings and ghazal poems of his elegant presentation and exclusive use of colloquial language for ghazals, dohaas and nazms, while avoiding ornate Persian imagery and compound words to simplify his poetry.
Some of his famous film songs include Aa bhi jaa (Sur), Tu is tarah se meri zindagi mein (Aap To Aise Na The) and Hosh waalon ko khabar Kya (Sarfarosh). The Urdu wrote columns for BBC Hindi website on various contemporary issues and literature.