|Biographical detail : ||Academician and poet
A doyen of Urdu poetry in India and academician Akhlaq Muhammad Khan wrote under the pen name ‘Shahryar’. He is best known for his lyrics in Bollywood’s Gaman (1978) and Umrao Jaan (1981).
He won India’s highest literary award the Jananpith.
Akhlaq Muhammad Khan was born at tehsil Aonla, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.