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15 February 1935|
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Badr was born in Ayodhya, India. He is an alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University. He is married and has three sons Nusrat Badr, Masum Badr, Taiyeb Badr and a daughter.  He lived in Aligarh university area during student time and teaching time. He also lived in Meerut, U.P When his house was burnt in riots. He lived in Delhi for some time and then permanently relocated to Bhopal. He is currently suffering from dementia and doesn’t seem to remember his Mushaira years.
Badr has written many Urdu ghazals. He has also worked as a chairman of the Urdu Academy,
The syllabus of M.A.(Urdu) in Aligargh Muslim University included quite a few of his poems while he was studying in the University.
Badr has received the Padma Shri award in 1999 for contribution towards literature and Sangeet Natak Akademi. He has also received the Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for his poetry collection "Aas" in 1999.
He is one of the most quoted shayar in Indian pop-culture.
ujāle apnī yādoñ ke hamāre saath rahne do
na jaane kis galī meñ zindagī kī shaam ho jaa.e 
He was quoted by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha to criticise the government on 8 Feb 2018. A day later, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted him again to counter the opposition.
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