Noted Urdu poet and critic Bashar Navaaz passed away on 9 July 2015 following a brief illness in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He was 80. He was known as an Indo Pak shayar as his poetry is popular in India as well as in Pakistan.
Born on 18 August 1935 at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Navaaz was famous for his writings that were regularly published in various Urdu literary journals magazines in India and abroad. His books Rayagan, Ajanabee samandar were very popular among gazal lovers.
As a lyricist, he wrote number of gazals for hindi movies, some of them are Bazaar, Jaane vafaa, Loree, Tere Shahar me, etc. He had also been a municipal councillor in Aurangabad in the 1950s.
Navaaz was also awarded with various prestigious awards for his contribution to Urdu Literature including Galib award of Galib Academy New Delhi, Maharashtra State Urdu Academy award, Iftekhaar E Adab award and the Pulotsav Samman.
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