Google doodle celebrates Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi’s 101st birthday


New Delhi: Google on Tuesday celebrated famous Indian Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi’s 101st birthday with a doodle.

The doodle shows Azmi with a microphone, addressing a gathering.

Kaifi Azmi was also a songwriter and social change advocate.

 “Happy birthday to Indian poet Kaifi Azmi, whose work ranged from passionate love poems to Bollywood songs lyrics & screenplays,” said a tweet by Google Doodle’s official Twitter handle.

Kaifi Azmi was born as Syed Athar Hussain Rizvi in the Azmargh district of Uttar Pradesh in 1919.

The great Urdu poet, writer, and lyricist was credited for bringing Urdu poetry to mainstream Indian cinema.

Kaifi Azmi was awarded the Padma Shri for Literature and Education in 1974, and a Sahitya Academy fellowship in 2002.