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     1'''Sahir Ludhianvi (1921-80)''''''''' 
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     4Urdu lyricist and major poet born in Ludhiana. 
     5Originally called Abdul Hayee. Author of two 
     6anthologies (Talkhian, 1945, and Parchaiyan) 
     7and several books, including Ao Koi Khawab 
     8Banen and Gaata Jaye Banjara. Member of 
     9the PWA. Worked extensively as a journalist, 
     10editing the journal Adab-e-Latif, and briefly 
     11Pritlari and Shahrab in Delhi. Moved to 
     12Bombay (1949) and débuted in films with 
     13Mahesh Kaul’s Naujawan (1951). First major 
     14success was with Guru Dutt’s Baazi (1951). 
     15Worked with Navketan productions and 
     16formed a team with composer S.D. Burman 
     17(e.g. Taxi Driver, 1954). Transferred the 
     18progressive Urdu literature exemplified by poet 
     19Faiz Ahmed Faiz to the Hindi film lyric, e.g. the 
     20songs in Naya Daur (1957, esp. Saathi haath 
     21badhana), Phir Subah Hogi (1958, esp. Woh 
     22subah kabhi to aayegi) and all the classic songs 
     23of Pyaasa (1957). Also claimed the influence 
     24of Mayakovsky and Neruda. His songs 
     25continue to influence all forms of radical music 
     26(e.g. that of street theatre groups) while 
     27remaining popular favourites. 
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     29[[Music]] 
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     31[[Writer]]