Remember the song that is played in the background when Anushka comes to meet Ranbir Kapoor at Aishwarya’s house in the movie Ae Dil hai mushkil? The lyrics go; “mujhse pehli si mohobbat mere mehboob na maang”. These are written by a renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz who is one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language.
Whether it is love, life, social or political issues, each poem penned by Faiz Ahmad Faiz Saab puts things in a fresh perspective.
Faiz’s literary work was honoured posthumously when in 1990 the Pakistani Government conferred upon him the nation’s highest civil award Nishan-e-Imtiaz. Let’s enjoy his sharayis on his birthday.