One of the most popular poets, famous for his particular tarannum (melodious way of recitation).
One of the pillars of modern Urdu Nazms & Dialogue writer. Wrote dialogues for more than hundred films including "Waqt" & "Qanoon". (Jin ke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain wo doosron par pather nahin phenkte-One of his dialogues made famous by Rajkumar in Film Waqt).
One of prominent progressive poets with popular appeal. Also film lyricist famous for his lyrics in films like Heer Ranjha, Kaghaz ke Phool etc.
One of the most lyrical of ghazal poets associated with progressive movement.Outstanding film lyricist. Recipient of Dada Sahab Phalke award.