A Tribute to Bollywood’s finest poet Sahir Ludhianvi

Raza Ali Abidi

Raza Ali Abidi

Sahir Ludhianvi

Sahir Ludhianvi

In this extraordinary tribute to Bollywood’s finest poet, Sahir Luahianvi (1921-1980), the veteran BBC journalist Raza Ali Abidi argues that Sahir created some of the finest imagery of  romance, patriotism, philosophy and devotion to god for many Bollywood films. His anti-establishment poetry gave voice to the weak and suppressed. He was at his best, says Abidi, when it came to expressing the feelings of a woman, her dedication to and rejection by her lover. In a programme organised by the London based multi-faith organisation Roshani for Harmony, Abidi, one of the finest broadcasters of Urdu language, presents this talk in his inimitable style.

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