Majrooh Sultanpuri was born on 1 October 1919, was an Indian Urdu poet.
His ghazals were highly appreciated by the audience, especially the noted film producer A.R. Kardar.
He was a versatile poet and lyricist, always at ease with the changing dynamics, always at home from pop and rock-n-roll to ghazals and qawwalis.
He was an individual who with his sheer power of words ruled the music scene of the Hindi film industry.
His song "Chahunga mein tujhe sham savere" from "Dosti" won him the Filmfare Best Lyricist Award.
For his lifetime contributions to the film industry, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1993 becoming the first lyricist to win the award.
Some other awards that he received are Iqbal Samman, the highest literary award of the Madhya Pradesh government.
The Uttar Pradesh Hindi-Urdu Sahitya Award for his contributions to the Hindi and Urdu literature.
The All India Journalist Award for his overall writings and the Maharashtra State Urdu Academy award for his work titled 'Ghazals'.