Nida Fazli, noted poet and lyricist has passed away following a heart attack in Mumbai.
Born to a Kashmiri family in Delhi, he to stay to back India after his parents migrated to Pakistan following partition. His father was also a noted Urdu poet.
Known among fans for his soulful ghazals and nazms, Nida had written title songs for TV serials like Nida Fazli wrote the title song of TV serials like ‘Sailaab’, ‘Neem ka Ped’, ‘Jaane Kya Baat Hui’ and ‘Jyoti’.
“Koi Akelaa Kahaan” is one of his popular songs voiced by Kavita Krishnamurthy.
The album ‘Insight’, which was brought out by Nida and late Jagjit Singh, had received much appreciation for its heart touching poetry and music.
He has also written famous ghazals ‘kabhi kisi ko mukamil jahan na milta’ (ahista ahista), ‘Aa bhi jaa, aa bhi jaa’ (Sur), ‘Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein’ (Aap To Aise Na The), ‘Hosh Waalon Ko Khabar Kya’ (Sarfarosh).
Fazli’s daughter confirmed the poet’s demise, a member of the organising team of upcoming Urdu festival Jashn-e-Rekhta told IANS. Fazli was a key guest at the festival.