Noted Bollywood lyricist Nida Fazli passed away yesterday at the age of 78. He had been ailing for a while. His last rites were performed yesterday at the Versova cemetery. Sadly, there was no one from Bollywood at his funeral.
Fazli's popular ghazals include Hosh Walon Ko (sung by Jagjit Singh) in Sarfarosh (1999), Kiska Chehra Ab Main Dekhu (sung by Jagjit Singh and Alka Yagnik) in Tarkieb (2000), Tu Iss Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein Shaamil Hai (sung by Manhar Udhas) in Aap To Aise Na The (1980) and Kabhi Kisi Ko Muqammal Jahan Nahin Milta in Ahista Ahista (1981).
He had also penned lyrics for TV shows like Sailaab which aired in the '90s. Fazli and Jagjit Singh also collaborated on the 1994 album named Insight. Coincidentally, he passed away on the ghazal maestro's birth anniversary yesterday.
Fazli, whose real name was Muqtida Hasan, hailed from a family of Kashmiri Muslims which had shifted to Delhi. During the Partition, his family decided to migrate to Pakistan, but Fazli, who was around nine years old at that time, decided to stay back in India.
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.
Mahesh Bhatt: Ghar se masjid hai bahut dur chalo yu kar le, Kisee rote huye bachche ko hansaaya jaaye...Nida Fazli Saab Khuda Hafiz!!!
Goldie Behl: Sadden to hear that one my favourite poets and the very first lyricist I ever worked with Nida Fazli is no more. RIP.
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.