Birthday wishes to Javed Akhtar

Posted by The Open Page | 17th January 2018

Javed Akhtar  
Javed Akhtar ( born 17 January 1945) is an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter. Akhtar is a mainstream writer. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan (2007. Sahitya Akademi Awardas well as five National Film Awards.
Javed Akhtar's original name was Jadoo, taken from a line in a poem written by his father: "Lamha, lamha kisi jadoo ka fasana hoga". He was given the official name of Javed since it was the closest to the word jadoo

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