Nida Fazli is the popular name of the Indian Urdu poet Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli who was born into a Kashmiri family in Delhi on October 12, 1938. When his parents moved to Pakistan during the partition of India, Nida Fazli decided to stay back.
In 1964 he moved to Mumbai in search of work. His poetic style attracted many filmmakers and won him invitations to mushairas to recite his poetry. However, with his critique of contemporary poets in his book Mulaqatein, he was boycotted in many poetry sessions. It was when Kamal Amrohi approached him to complete the lyrics of the film "Razia Sultan" (1983) that his career got back on track.
Some of his popular songs include "Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein" ("Aap To Aise Na The", 1980), "Hosh Waalon Ko Khabar Kya" ("Sarfarosh", 1999) and "Aa Bhi Jaa" ("Sur - The Melody of Life", 2002).