Today marks the 7th death anniversary of Fayyaz Hashmi, a well-celebrated Pakistani music composer and a poet. He had some experience in dialogue writing and worked for the Indian as well as the Pakistani film industry. Hashmi wrote some outstanding songs such as the eminent ghazal, “ Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo” and “Tasveer teri dil mera behela nah sake gi”. This song helped the singer Talat Mahmood reach new neights in Indian music industry in 1941.
This poet was born in Calcutta in 1920 into the house of another poet, Muhammad Hussain Hashmi. His father was also a poet and a stage drama script writer. Later on in his life he was more inclined towards writing films songs. He penned down more than two thousand film songs in his career. He wrote songs for these movies, “Bedaari , Sawaeera, Aulaad, Saheeli, Raat kay Raahi, Paigam, Dastaan, Shabnam, Hazaar Dastaans, Dal main kala, Devar bhabi, Dil kay tukday, Paisay, Chodhwin Saadi, Zalim, Rishta hai pyar ka, Behan bhai, Eid Mubarak, Lakhoun main ek, kon kisi ka, Taqdeer and Buzdil.”
The poet was received significant amount of recognition and awards for his work. He passed away on 29th November, 2011 in Karachi.