Sahir Ludhianvi is remembered as one of the greatest poets and lyricists of Hindi cinema. He wrote in Urdu and Hindi and many of the songs he wrote went on to become hugely popular. His published poetry continues to attract newer generations of readers and reinforce his reputation as a fiercely humanist poet who wrote just as beautifully and effectively about romance as he did about revolution and patriotism.
This diary is a tribute to his work and his life. It includes reminiscences by his great contemporaries like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Gulzar, as well as pieces by younger directors and film-makers who observed him at close quarters or were inspired by him, such as Naseeruddin Shah and Rajesh Roshan. As an elegantly laid out diary, it is the perfect companion to write in and dip into for all of 2021.