Rahi Masoom Raza (1 August 1927 – 15 March 1992), born in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India, was an Urdu poet. He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for the hit film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki in 1979, followed by Mili and Lamhe, which he won posthumously. He also wrote in Hindustani and Hindi language and was a lyricist of Bollywood.

Rahi Masoom Reza
Born(1927-08-01)1 August 1927
Ghazipur, United Provinces, British India
Died15 March 1992(1992-03-15) (aged 64)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
OccupationNovelist, Urdu poet
Notable awards1979 Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Years active1945–1992


Early life and educationEdit

Rahi Masoom Raza was born in a Muslim family in a village named Gangauli,[1] located in district of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in Northern India. Raza completed his early education in and around Ghazipur, from where he went to Aligarh Muslim University to complete higher studies. He completed a doctorate in Hindustani Literature and pursued a career in literature.[2]

Literary careerEdit

He wrote the script and dialogues for a popular TV serial, Mahabharat. The TV serial was based on the epic, the Mahabharata. The serial became one of the most popular TV serials of India, with a peak television rating around 86%.[3]


The following is an illustrative list of his works in different genres of writing:


  1. ^ Chishti, Seema (30 April 2007). "It's 1947 still in Rahi Masoom Raza's Aadha Gaon". Indian Express. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ Hasan, Mushirul (1997). Legacy of a Divided Nation: India's Muslims Since Independence. C. Hurst & Co. Publishers. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-85065-304-2.
  3. ^ Manwani, Akshay (1 April 2013). "The Show of Shows Producing India's greatest television show ever". Caravan. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.amarujala.com/kavya/kavya-charcha/famous-writer-and-poet-rahi-masoom-raza-will-be-remembered-forever

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