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Bahu Begum Writer
Rustom Sohrab Music Department
Black Cat Music Department


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 1988 Soorma Bhopali (lyrics - as Janisar Akhtar)
 1984 Unchi Uraan (lyricist)
 1983 Razia Sultan (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1981 Woh Phir Nahin Aaye (lyrics - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1980 Ek Gunah Aur Sahi (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1979 Noorie (lyrics by)
 1977 Aaina (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1976 Sajjo Rani (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1971 Kahin Aar Kahin Paar (lyrics - as Ian Nissar Akhtar)
 1967 Rustom Sohrab (lyrics - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1964 Awara Badal (lyricist)
 1961 Mr. India (lyricist)
 1961 Shola Aur Shabnam (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1960 Kalpana (lyricist - as Jan Nisar Akhtar)
 1959 Black Cat (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1958 Farishta (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1958 Raagini (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
 1955 Baap Re Baap (lyricist)
 1955 Yasmin (lyricist - as Jan Nissar Akhtar)
 1953 Anarkali (lyricist - as Jaan Nisar Akhtar)
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Alternate Names:

Ian Nissar Akhtar | Jaan Nisar Akhtar | Jan Nisar Akhtar | Janisar Akhtar

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Father of Javed Akhtar. Grandfather of Kabir Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Zoya Akhtar. Father-In-Law of Shabana Azmi and ex father-in-law of Honey Irani.

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