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Born in a gujjar family as Abdul Hayee (08 March, 1921 - 25 October, 1980) in Ludhiana, Punjab in India. His parents had a very loose and estranged relationship. He was a popular Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist, who worked extensively in Hindi films. He won the Filmfare Award twice, in 1964 and 1977, and in 1971 was awarded the Padma Shri. He was honoured with the issuance of a commemorative stamp on 8 March 2013, the 92nd anniversary of his birth. He began writing poems when he was doing intermediate from Government College, Ludhiana. He was barely 19 when a satirical verse on Emperor Shahjahan - "Ek Shahensha Ne Daulat ka Sahara Lekar Hum Garibon Ki Mohabbat ka Udaya Hai Mazaq.." - that he recited at a college function created a pandemonium in the literary circle.  He arrived in Bombay in 1949. His mastery over the Urdu language, immaculate diction, intensity of feelings and emotions and enchanting style of expression made him a lyricist of a different kind - a class apart. In Guru Dutt's Pyasa, his songs Yeh duniya agar mil bhee jaye to kya hai, Jinhen naaz hai Hind par woh kahan hain, Jane woh kaise log thhey jinke pyaar ko pyaar mila won him acclaim. He grew up to hate exploitation of women seeing the ill treament his mother recieved from his father. He wrote Kapdey hee nahin roti ke liye yahan khaal bhee nochi jati hai/ Beti ho, behan ho ya maan ho her lash dabochi jati hai. He was hardly 58 and at his creative best when he suffered a massive heart attack.  Unscramble his pseudonym.

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Answer to the WORD Jumble: Sahir Ludhianvi 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2015 on page no. 22

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