Urdu Literature

Kaif Bhopali Poetry: An insight into the Indian Urdu poet

Kaif Bhopali was an Indian Urdu poet and lyricist. He penned lyrics for many Bollywood films including Pakeezah (1972) and Razia Sultan.  Kaif Bhopali’s style of poetry was very simple. In basic Urdu words, he could say meaningful deep things. A quick example of this style can be seen in his famous couplet: kaun aaega yahan koi na aaya hoga mera darwaza hawaon ne hilaya hoga Nawed Akhter, an independent Documentary Film-maker from Gurgaon, had the rare opportunity to spend some of his childhood days around Kaif Bhopali. Watch our exclusive conversation with where Nawed as…

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