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Rahi Masoom Raza

Rahi Masoom Raza (1 August 1927 – 15 March 1992), born in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India, was an Urdu poet. He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for the hit film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki in 1979, followed by Mili and Lamhe, which he won posthumously. He also wrote in Hindustani and Hindi language and was a lyricist of Bollywood. Rahi Masoom Raza was born in a Muslim family in a village named Gangauli, located in district of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in Northern India. Raza completed his early education in and around Ghazipur, from where he went to Aligarh Muslim University to complete higher studies. He completed a doctorate in Hindustani Literature and pursued a career in literature. He wrote the script and dialogues for a popular TV serial, Mahabharat. The TV serial was based on the epic, the Mahabharata. The serial became one of the most popular TV serials of India, with a peak television rating around 86%. The following is an illustrative list of his works in different genres of writing: Novels : Adha Gaon (The Divided Village) Dil Ek Saada Kaghaz Topi Shukla Os Ki Boond Katra Bi Arzoo Scene No. 75 Poetry Mauz-e-ghul mauz-e-saba (Urdu) Ajnabee shahar ajnabee raste (Urdu) Main ek Feriwala (Hindi) Sheeshe ke Makaan Wale (Hindi) Autobiography : Chotey aadmi ki badee kahaani ("Big Story of a Small Man") Movie and TV scripts : Neem ka Ped## – novel and TV serial of the same name Kissi Se Na Kehna Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki Disco Dancer (1982) Mahabharat (1988) Movie dialogues Alaap (1977) Gol Maal (1979) Karz (1980) Judaai (1980) Hum Paanch (1980) Anokha Rishta (1986) Baat Ban Jaye (1986) Naache Mayuri (1986) Awam (1987) Lamhe (1991) Parampara (1992) Aaina (1993) Movie Lyrics : Alaap (1977) Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand (Jagjit Singh & Chitra Singh)