|Full Name Akhtar|
Occupation poet, screenwriter
Education University of Delhi
Died March 9, 1996, Mumbai
Cause of death Heart failure
Name Akhtar Iman
|Born 12 November 1915Quila, Dist. Garhwal, Uttarakhand|
Resting place Bandra Qabristan, MumbaiBandra East
Alma mater Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University
Books Query of the Road: Selected Poems of Akhtar-ul-Iman with Extensive Commentary
Children Shaila Khan, Asma Husain, Rakhshinda Khan, Ramish Iman
Movies Waqt, Aadmi, Joshila, Mera Saaya, Daag: A Poem of Love
Similar People Sahir Ludhianvi, Manmohan Krishna, Baldev Raj Chopra, Raj Khosla, Iftekhar
Akhtar ul iman nazm
Akhtar ul Iman (1915–1996) was a noted Urdu poet and screenwriter in Hindi cinema, who had a major influence on modern Urdu nazm.
- Akhtar ul iman nazm
- Akhtar ul Iman
- Early life and education
- Translation and compilation by others
- Indian cinema
He won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue in 1963 for Dharmputra and 1966 for Waqt. He was awarded the 1962 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu, for his Poetry Collection, Yadein (Memories), by Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters.
Akhtar ul Iman اختر الایمان کراچی کے ایک مشاعرے میں
Early life and education
He gained his initial education at Bijnor, where he came in contact with poet and scholar Khurshid ul Islam – who taught at Aligarh Muslim University – and developed a long association with Ralph Russell. He graduated from the (Zakir Husain College) in Delhi.
He preferred nazm over more popular ghazal as a mean of poetic expression. Akhtar ul Iman's language is "coarse and unpoetic". He uses "coarse" and mundane poetic expressions to make his message effective and realistic.
He left behind a substantial legacy for new generation of poets to follow which explores new trends and themes in modern Urdu poetry giving a new direction to the modern and contemporary Urdu nazm with emphasis on philosophical humanism.
• Iss Aabad Kharabe Mein (Urdu)-published by Urdu Academy, Delhi, India. Autobiography of a famous Urdu writer of India.
He has published seven collections:
Translation and compilation by others
His contribution to Hindi cinema is significant, keeping in mind the number of landmark and hit movies he has contributed as a script writer (dialogue, story and screenplay). His first landmark movie was Kanoon, which became a big hit despite the fact that it had no songs or comedy sequences. This achievement remains unparalleled in Hindi cinema. Other important movies to which he contributed as a script writer were Dharmputra (1961) – for which he received a filmfare award – Gumrah, Waqt, Patther ke Sanam, and Daagh.
The one movie which has his lyrics is Bikhare Moti.
and Numerous other literary awards.