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Akshay Manwani Captures The Legacy Of Sahir Ludhianvi With His Next Book 'The People's Poet'

Published by Harper Collins India, the biography covers Sahir’s enigmatic journey right from his dysfunctional childhood to the point where he became India’s most celebrated songwriter.

Akshay Manwani Captures The Legacy Of Sahir Ludhianvi With His Next Book 'The People's Poet'
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Harper Collins publishers are all set to publish legendary songwriter and poet Sahir Ludhianvi biography titled 'The People's Poet'. Penned by award-winning author Akshay Manwani the biography covers Sahir’s enigmatic journey right from his dysfunctional childhood to the point where he became India’s most celebrated songwriter with super hit songs in classic films like Pyaasa, Naya Daur and Phir Subah Hogi. 

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The biography is an outcome of nearly five years of extensive research, reading, interviews, meetings and analysis of Sahir’s film songs and non-film poetry. It is the first such comprehensive account that analyses Sahir’s songs and poems in the context of his entire life, the trials and tribulations he went through and the legacy he left behind. With perspectives from celebrated artists like Dev Anand, Yash Chopra and Javed Akhtar, the book traces Sahir’s climb to the pinnacle of success in the commercial world of Bollywood. The book will be adapted into a movie by Rainbox Studios. 


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Talking about the same, CEO of Harper Collins Ananth Padmanabhan said, “We are delighted that this definitive and enjoyable book on Sahir Ludhianvi by Akshay Manwani will now have a visual life especially since Sahir led such a remarkable and creative life.

Akshay Manwani, the award-winning author of the book said, “The People’s Poet is the most intimate and thorough real-life story of Sahir Ludhianvi. It explores the various facets of a remarkable personality, who continues to enthral his fans, film enthusiasts, and poetry lovers to this day. The decision to collaborate with Rainbox Studios stemmed from the shared vision of how the enchanting story of this genius should play out for audiences the world over.”

 

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