Kaif Bhopali

Kaif Bhopali

Kaif Bhopali 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.

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.

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. 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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