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Google Celebrates Poet Kaifi Azmi's Birth Anniversary With A Doodle

Publish Date: 15 Jan, 2020 10:07 AM   |   Arnima  

New Delhi: Google, on Tuesday, celebrated the 101st birthday of the famous Indian poet Kaifi Azmi with a doodle. Born on January 14, 1919, Azmi was not only a poet but also a songwriter and a social worker.

Google has honoured Azmi by creating a doodle of his picture standing in front of a mic. The painted portrait of the poet celebrates his work and the search engine has paid tribute to his creations.

Kaifi Azmi was a master of words when it came to describing love. His verses are used till date in Bollywood and screenplays. He is also remembered for his contribution in Urdu literature.

Kaifi Azmi has received many awards including the Padma Shri for Literature and Education, Sahitya Akademi Fellowship and three Filmfares for Garam Hawa. 

About Kaifi Azmi:

  • The Indian poet was born on January 14, 1919 in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • He wrote his first Ghazal at the mere age of 11.
  • Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Quit India Movement, Azmi began to write for an Urdu Newspaper in Bombay (now Mumbai).
  • His first collection of poems was released in 1943 with title 'Jhankar'.
  • The poet became the member of Progressive Writers' Association in 1943 and began writing to achieve socio-economic reforms.
  • The poet married to Shaukat Kaifi and had two children Shabana Azmi, a renowned actress and social worker, and Cinematographer Baba Azmi.
  • He died in Mumbai in year 2002.