Ibrahim Khan Gauri (born 20 July 1951) is an Urdu poet, journalist, actor and film lyricist. He writes under the pen name Ashk. His early education was at Badnagar, District Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. He received his B.A. from Indore University in 1973 and his M.A. in Hindi Literature in 1974 from Indore University. He is a journalist, poet and film writer. He served 4 years with the Daily Indore Samachar, 6 years with Shama and Shushma magazines and 2 years with Sarita, a famous Hindi monthly magazine.
Fiulms : Penned Lyrics for "Kaho Naa Pyar Hai" (Broke 50 years old record), "Koi Mil Gaya", "Janasheen", "Eitbaar", "Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage", "Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche", "Dhund" and several others. Acted as Ghalib in a serial penned by himself.
Awards and Accolades :
U.P. Urdu Academy Award – 1991
All India Benzer Award – 1992
Maharashtra Hindi Patrakar Sangh Award – 2000 (for Best Lyrics)
Tata Group of Magazine AV Max Award – 2000 (for Best Lyrics of the year 2000)
Ujjain"s Sahitya Seva Samman – 2001 (Presented by Shri Shiv Mangal Singh Suman, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Vikram University, Ujjain)
Ghalib Award – 2003 (of the Journal "Intesaab" Sirong, M.P.)
Kalidas Samman – 2003 (of M.P. Sadbhawana Manch)
Kabir Samman – 2003 (of Gunjan Kala Sadan, Jabalpur, M.P.)
Majrooh Award – 2004 (of Majrooh Academy, Mumbai)
Hindi-Urdu Sahitya Academy Award – 2004 (Lucknow, U.P.)
Star Dust Award for Best Lyrics – 2004 (Presented by World Fame Artist Shri M.F.Hussain)