Sending large number of his admirers in Nagpur in utmost shock, Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli breathed his last in Mumbai on Monday due to heart failure. He was 76 years old.
He became known among the readers and ghazal singers for 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).
He wrote columns for BBC Hindi website on various contemporary issues and literature.
Singer Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to break the news of Fazil’s demise.
She wrote – Aaj mashhoor Shayar Nida Fazli sahab ka inteqal hua is baat mujhe bahut dukh hai.
Allah unhe jannat ataa farmaaye ye meri dili dua.