Kaif Bhopali

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Kaif Bhopali
Mr. Kaif Bhopali.jpg
Born Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Occupation Lyricist, poet
Nationality Indian
Genre Ghazal, Urdu poetry
Subject Love, philosophy

Kaif Bhopali (Urdu: کیف بھوپالی ‎) was an Indian Urdu poet and lyricist. He was a well-known poet in the Urdu mushaira circles, he is most known as the writer of songs like Chalo Dildar Chalo sung by Mohd. Rafi, in Kamal Amrohi's 1972 classic, Pakeezah.[1][2]

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Kaif Bhoopali wrote lyrics in many Bollywood films like Pakeezah (1972), where he wrote popular songs like Teer-E-Nazar, Chalo dildar chalo, chand ke paar chalo.[3]

He also wrote some popular ghazals like "तेरा चेहरा कितना सुहाना लगता है", Jhoom ke jab rindon ne pila de sung by Padma Bhushan Jagjit Singh a.k.a. Gazaal Jeet Singh. One of his popular couplet is Kaun aayega yehan, koyi na aaya hoga also sung by Jagjit Singh.[4] Also famous was the song Aye Khuda Shukr Tera in the 1982 Kamal Amrohi's film Razia Sultan. Kaif Bhopali's daughter Parveen Kaif is a noted poet who participates in mushairas.

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