The Legendary: Majrooh Sultanpuri of Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Majrooh Sultanpuri was an Indian Urdu poet, a renowned lyricist, and songwriter born in a Muslim family of Sultanpur. He was very popular in the Hindi language Bollywood Film Industry. In the 50’s and 60’s, he became a dominating and very famous figure in Indian cinema for extra-ordinary lyrics and songwriting. | The Legendary: Majrooh Sultanpuri of Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh |
He was a serious poet who made significant contributions to the development of a sensibility and an idiom, that was truly inspired by the Progressive Writers Movement. Further, he is also considered as one of the finest avant-garde Urdu poets of 20th-century literature. In his career, he worked with great music directors like Naushad, Mohan S. D. Burman, Roshan, R. D. Burman, Rajesh Roshan, and A. R. Rahman.
He won the Filmfare Best lyricist award in 1965 for ‘ Chahunga Main Tujhe’ in the film Dosti and the highest award in Indian cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke award for lifetime achievement in 1993. In 1945, he got his first break in A. R. Kardar’s movie ‘Shahjehan’.
He had completed a seven-year course of Dars-e-Nizami in religious affairs along with Arabic and Persian. Further, he went on to study Unani Medicine.
The Legendary: Majrooh Sultanpuri – Facts about Majrooh Sultanpuri
Majrooh Sultanpuri was the last of the group of lyricists that ruled Hindi cinema in the early 1950’s and 1960’s. Sultanpuri’s work touched the soul and Urdu poetry was his favorite, he wrote in simple Hindi and could be understood by all classes. He was considered as the film poet of the millennium. Majrooh Sultanpuri died of respiratory failure on May 24, 2000.