Bashar Nawaz passes away

Noted Urdu poet, critic and orator Bashar Nawaz, who had penned the immensely popular song ‘Karoge yaad’ in Hindi film ‘Bazaar’, passed away today at Aurangabad after a brief illness. Born on August 18, 1935 at Aurangabad, Nawaz’s writings were regularly published in various Urdu literary journals magazines in India and abroad.

He was initially influenced by the leftist movement that was exhibited in his poems as well. Bashar wrote lyrics for a few Hindi movies, dramas for radio and scripted television serial Amir Khusrau. His songs in film ‘Bazaar’ gained immense popularity. He was honoured with prestigious “Pulotsav Samman” for his contribution to Urdu literature.