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The Wizard Of Words, The Backbone Of Bollywood Music, Javed Akhtar Turns 74 Today

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 17 Jan 2020, 11:49:35 AM
Javed Akhtar and Sabana Azmi rare pics

Javed Akhtar and Sabana Azmi rare pics (Photo Credit: Twitter@ Film History Pics)

New Delhi:

The wizard of words, backbone of Bollywood music, Javed Akhtar turns 75 today. If you are a fan of songs like Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga or Sandeshe Aate Hain, you are probably familiar with the man who doesn’t need any introduction.

Javed Akhtar was born on January 17, 1945 in Gwalior to Bollywood songwriter and Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar, a singer, teacher and writer. Javed Akhtar is grandson of Muztar Khairabadi and Bismil Khairabadi, and great great grandson of Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi, all renowned Urdu scholars and poets.

 

Akhtar has won a number of awards and accolades, including the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007), Sahitya Akademi Award .

 

National Film Awards. Apart from being a lyricist and a screenplay writer, Akhtar is also a social activist and was a member of Rajya Sabha. Javed Akhtar believes that he has spent over five decades in Indian showbiz as a lyricist and screenwriter believes that “as long as one doesn’t become cynical, disinterested or detached, you don’t get old On his birthday his family arranged for a Bollywood retro themes party that was attended by Farhan, Shibani Dandekar, Vidya Balan, Richa chaddha-Ali Fazal, Farha Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Aamir Khna, Kiran Rao and several other celebs.

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First Published : 17 Jan 2020, 11:49:35 AM

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