Today is death anniversary of Pakistan’s famous film poet Fayaz Hashmi.
Fayaz Hashmi born on 1923 in Calcutta. His father was famous director of Dilgir theater and poet. Fayaz Hashmi learns gramophone in a very young age and started singing songs. In early days, he wrote memorable songs for composer Kamal Das which later become identification for not only Kamal Das but also for Fayaz Hashmi. His most famous song is ‘Tasveer teri dil mera behla na sakygi’. Popular films Rani, Subha o Sham, Iran ki Ek raat, Ameeri, Jabbal Yatra, Megha dutt, Chandar Shehkar, Arabian night, Pehchan, zameen asmaan and giri bala.
After partition, Fayaz Hashmi posted in Dhakka then in Lahore by his gramophone company. In 1956 he permanently joins the film industry. First film in Pakistan as a Composer were ‘Duppata aur Anokhi and last was ‘Dewannay tere pyar’. Films for whom he wrote songs are ‘ 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.
He collectively compose songs in 122 films, wrote 488 movie songs and wrote stories for 24 films.
Fayaz Hashmi died on 29 November 2011 in Karachi.