Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli commonly known as Nida Fazli has taken his last breath on Monday. He was an Indian Hindi and Urdu poet. He was 78.
He has got many awards for his work in his entire career, some of them are as follows In 1998 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for Khoya Hua Sa Kuchh, In 2003 Star Screen Award for Best Lyricist for Sur, In 2003 Bollywood Movie Award – Best Lyricist for Aa Bhi Ja from Sur and In 2013 Padma Shri; the Government of India
Sanjiv Saraf, founder of Rekhta Foundation, said that Fazli’s death has “left a space that can never be filled”. “Nida Fazli gave expression to the angst of the common people in simple but aesthetically powerful and nuanced language. His dohas enjoyed great popularity,” Saraf said.
Filmmaker John Mathew Matthan, who directed “Sarfarosh” — the movie which featured “Hoshwalon ko khabar kya” penned by Fazli, said: “It’s a great loss for this film industry. He was such a renowned poet. Coincidentally, today is also Jagjit Singh’s birth anniversary and I have worked with both of them in my film ‘Sarfarosh’”.
Fazli and Jagit Singh also collaborated on the 1994 album named “Insight”.
On Twitter, a string of film celebrities condoled Fazli’s death and recounted some of his works. Here’s what they said:
Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj mashhoor Shayar Nida Fazli sahab ka inteqal hua is baat mujhe bahut dukh hai. Allah unhe jannat ataa farmaaye ye meri dili dua.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Kabhi kisi ko mukammal jaha nahi milta… Saddened by the demise of legendry Urdu poet and lyricist Nida Fazli. May his Soul RIP.