Kaifi Azmi was born in year 1919 . He was an Urdu and Hindi lyricist, poet and songwriter.
At age eleven, Kaifi Azmi wrote his first ghazal "Itna To Zindagi Mein Kisi Ki Khalal Pade" and managed to get himself invited to a mushaira where he recited a ghazal and was well apprciated for his attempt at such an early age.
He always expressed his view towards social system of our country .In the Flim called "Payasa" he wrote a song which also made Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru,Prime Minister Of India that time, to feel the pain.Some of the lines of this poetry were very significant in the consequence of our social system..
In 1947, he met, fell in love with and married a beautiful woman named Shaukat. Shaukat Kaifi later became a renowned actress in theatre and films. They had two children together, Shabana Azmi ,a renowned actress of Indian cinema and Baba Azmi, a noted cameraman.
Kaifi Azmi passed away on May 10,2002 leaving his wonderful memories in the entire industry.