Speaker Farhat Shahzad at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Farhat Shahzad

POET & LYRICIST

Farhat Shahzad is a poet and lyricist. He shot to fame in 1983 with the release of an album Kehna Usey, comprised of nine ghazals sung by maestro Mehdi Hassan. Shahzad’s poetry has been sung and celebrated by numerous legendary ghazal singers including Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Abida Parveen, Hariharan, Lata Mangeshkar and many more. Shahzad has also penned the only duet sung by Hassan and Mangeshkar. His published works include the Urdu poetry books Mat Socha Kar, Aarhee Tirchi Chand Lakeerein, Aaina Jhoota Hey, Sarey Jawab Gum Sum, Sun Pao Agar and Gulrut. A selection of ghazals from his first five books will soon be launched in Devnagri as well as a selection of his nazms.



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