Sahir Ludhianvi’s real name was Abdul Hayee. Sahir was his pen name which he used to use for his writings and compositions.
Popular Lyricist of Indian Cinema
Sahir was a very popular poet and film lyricist. He even won an award for his writings for the film Taj Mahal and Kabhie Kabhie.
He won the reputed Padma Shri award in 1971 for his amazing writings in hindi and urdu. Later he has had a commemorative stamp issued in his honor.
Ghazals and Poetries
Sahir’s ghhazals and nazms were very popular in his college. He also had an auditorium named after him in his college which was Satish Dhavan Government College, Ludhiana.
Raised by his mother
His mother left his father and earned her own living. Later, his dad sued her for his son’s custody and to fight back she lost all her earnings and was barely able to make her ends meet.
Settled in Lahore
During partition of India, Sahir settled in Lahore and wrote one of his best creation, “Talkhiyaan”. This was also the first creation of his which was published in Urdu.
He had many link ups with women. He never married most of the females he had an affair with. One such poetess was Amrita Pritam who was also a popular writer of her times.
He died at the age of 59 due to heart attack. He was a heavy smoker and a drinker which led to his early death.
There are plenty of his creations in hindi and urdu. Some of his best creations are “Parchaiyaan”, Kalam-i-Sahir Ludhianvi, Talkhiyan, Sorcery, Gaata jaye Banjaara etc.
A lot of biographies and plays are written on him. His life story is truly inspiring as he started from nowhere and marked a strong presence in Bollywood due to his talent.
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