Akhlaq Mohammed Khan

Akhlaq Mohammed Khan-The UMRAO JAAN lyricist: Interview

He is the man behind the unforgettable lyrics ‘Dil cheez kya hai’ from the 1981 classic ‘Umrao Jaan’. Urdu academician and poet Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’ has stayed away from film music for years and says he can never write for today’s songs as they just provide instant gratification.