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 poet in the Urdu mushaira circles, and is known as the writer of songs like Chalo Dildar Chalo, sung by Mohd. Rafi in Kamal Amrohi's 1972 classic, Pakeezah.[1][2]


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

He also wrote some ghazals like "तेरा चेहरा कितना सुहाना लगता है", Jhoom ke jab rindon ne pila de, sung by Jagjit Singh. One of his couplets is Kaun aayega yehan, koyi na aaya hoga, also sung by Jagjit Singh.[4] Another song was Aye Khuda Shukr Tera in the 1983 film Razia Sultan, written and directed by Kamal Amrohi.

Kaif Bhopali's daughter, Parveen Kaif, is a poet who participates in mushairas.



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