Rehan Azmi

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Rehan Azmi, (born 1958 in Karachi) is an Urdu poet[1][2] noted for writing Nohas,[3] and a song writer of Pakistan. He got into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for being the 7th speediest writer of poetry in the world.[4] He wrote the popular Pakistani song Hawa Hawa sung by Hasan Jahangir which gained the popularity in 1980s.

Literary career

Azmi used to write songs for Radio and Television in Pakistan before switching to Noha writing. Among other speakers of the ceremony the poet Hasan Akbar Kamal said that over 25 years Kalam of Rehan Azmi (poetry of Noha and Marsiya) had reached all corners of the world and were known by heart even by the young.[5]

He not only writes, but also reads his own poetry and is invited for reciting Noha, Marsiya and Manqabats internationally. In 2011 he was invited in England by Al-Raza Foundation, UK [6] and in 2012 at Canada by Bab-e-zehra Imambarga, Toronto.[7]

After writing many songs for PTV from 1982 to 1987, he gave up songs writing completely in 1988.[8][9] Rehan Azmi and Nadeem Sarwar are considered a pair for writing and reading of Noha, Salam, Naat, Manqabat etc. They enjoy respect and love in the Shia community especially the Urdu speaking communitires of sub-continent[10]


Azmi's books include:

  • " Qalam Torr Dia "(2015)
  • Khuwab Se Tabeer Tak (1997 )
  • Manzar Ba Manzar Karbala
  • Eik Aansoo Mein Karbala [11]
  • Gham
  • Rehan-e-Karbala (An upcoming book)
  • Saheefa-e-Kamila Ka Manzoom Tarjuma (An upcoming book)
  • Ghadeer se karbala tak


  1. "Professor Sibt-e-Jafar laid to rest amid sobs, tears, cries". The Nation. March 20, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  2. "Pakistan Famous Natives". Worldatlas. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  3. Nageen, Zar (19 January 2007). "Bhopali: the poet who breathed life into Urdu during the dictatorship". Daily Times. Retrieved 28 September 2011.  Template:Dead link
  4. "Intellectuals in Pakistan". Dawn. May 23, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  5. "Marsiya collection launched". Dawn. October 5, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  6. retrieved: 7 Dec, 2015
  7. "Dr Rehan Azmi at Babezehra toronto". FIRST Post. June 1, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  8. Kunal M Shah (July 2, 2009). "Hawa Hawa: Aap ke liye!". Times of India. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  9. "Biography of Rehan Azmi". Bihar Urdu Youth Forum. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 
  10. "Speaker: Syed Nadeem Raza Sarwar". Al-Qayim tv. 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  11. By Shia Multimdeia, retrieved: 8 Dec, 2015

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