Monday, 11 March 2013

Habib Jalib


Habib Jalib

 (1928-93)
Poets/Writers

Habib Jalib
Habib Jalib was a great poet who wrote songs and produced a Punjabi film.
Habib Jalib was known for his revolutionary poems - also in movies. His all time best poem was written for actress Neelo, when she refused to dance before a foreign dignitary during Ayub Khan regime. Neelo attempted suicide and ate sleeping pills. Habib Jalibpaid tribute to Neelo's bravery with this poem: Raqs Zanjeer Pehan Kar Bhi Kiya Jata Hay. This famous poem was filmed in film Zarqa by Neelo's husband producer, writer and director Raiz Shahid. The super hit song was sung by Mehdi Hassan and music was by Rasheed Attray.
His second best known film song was in film Khamosh Raho (1963), which was sung byAhmad Rushdi Main Nahin Manta This poem is also known for Chief Minister of PunjabMian Shehbaz Sharif and actually was written agains Ayub's constitution of 1962. One of his revolutionary song was in film Be-Raham (1967) Tujh Ko Mili Hay Jurm-e-Gharibi Ki Yeh Saza. This song was sung by Masood Rana and music by Rehman Varma.
Habib Jalib wrote songs in movies like Miss 56 (1956), GhoonghatQaidi and Mousiqar(1962), Khamosh Raho and Seema (1963), Maa Bahu aur Beta and Kon Kisi Ka (1966),Yeh Amn (1971) etc.
Habib Jalib also produced a movie Kalay Chor in 1991.
Habib Jalib was born on March 24, 1928 and died on March 12, 1993.

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