Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Acclaimed lyricist Shahryar passes away


Acclaimed lyricist Shahryar of Umraao Jaan fame and fourth Urdu writer to win the Jnanpith Award in 2008, died of lung cancer last night at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.

Shahryar belonged to a Muslim Rajput family, and retired as the chairman of the Urdu Department at the Aligarh Muslim University. Originally christened Akhlaq Mohammed Khan, he was recognized for his lyrics in Muzaffar Ali's films like Gaman, Umrao Jaan and Anjuman.

Bollywood News sends out its heartfelt condolence to Shahryar's family.
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