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Pen Name : 'kaif'
Real Name : Khwaja Mohammad Idris
ek kamī thī tāj-mahal meñ
maiñ ne tirī tasvīr lagā dī
ek kami thi taj-mahal mein
main ne teri taswir laga di
Kaif Bhopali was an Indian lyricist and also a well-known Urdu shayar in the world of sher-o-shayari. He was born at Lucknow in the year 1917. His ancestors had moved from Kashmir to Lucknow and then to Bhopal. Later, he moved to Bombay and began to write songs for films. He had written many songs for various films. He even attended mushairas where he was much loved and appreciated. Chalo Dildar Chalo sung by Mohd. Rafi, in Kamal Amrohi's 1972 classic, Pakeezah was penned by him. He also wrote some popular ghazals. Kaif Bhopali's daughter Parveen Kaif is a noted poet who participates in mushairas. He died in Bhopal on 24th July 1991.
Authority Control :The Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) : n89298909