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shakeel-badayuni3This month, we celebrate the glorious birth centenary of Urdu poet and lyricist, Shakeel Badayuni (born on 3 August 1916), at Mehfil@Prithvi.

Date: September 13, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 7pm
Venue: Prithvi Adda

Shakeel penned numbers for around 89 films. In addition, he wrote many popular ghazals sung by Begum Akhtar, and which are still sung by vocalists like Pankaj Udhas and others. The Indian government had honoured him with the title Geet Kar-e-Azam.  Shakeel shared a close friendship with Naushad, Ravi and Naushad’s former assistant, Ghulam Mohammed, with whom he enjoyed his life to the fullest. Naushad used Shakeel as the lyricist for his tunes for most of his films for a period of 24 years.

Here is an earlier post that includes his most famous song, Chaudhvin ka Chand. Click here to read more.