Shabana Azmi unarguably Indian Cinema’s most dynamic and versatile actress in a unique homage to her loving father, the great poet Kaifi Azmi, launched a website dedicated to his work and memory.
The website www.azmikaifi.com is an audio-visual website with hosts of videos, poems, songs and gives an insight into the life of the late poet. Shabana Azmi in her tweet said, "Please check out official updated website of Kaifi Azmi,"
Entitled as `Kaifi Azmi: A Rebellious Poet`, the website is divided into five sections the legend, collection, tributes, Mijwan and press.
The website is treasure for the younger generation who are not much aware of Kaifi Azmi and his milestone work. The legend section talks about the poet`s early life, achievements, his contribution to films and connection with Hyderabad.
Kaifi Azmi is the legendary poet who fought for India’s Independence movement through the might of his pen and was even jailed for his patriotism to, other India. Later he displayed his mastery in lyricism in Bollyood penning some of the most soul stringing lyrics like Tum itna jo muskara rahe ho, Kya gham hai jo chupa rahe ho … (ARTH) Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam... (KAAGAZ KE PHOOL); Ya dil ki suno duniyawalon...(ANUPAMA),Chalte chalte ... yuhin koi mil gaya tha (PAKEEZAH) and last but not the least the heart rendering patriotic number Kar chale hum fida jan-o-tan sathion, ab tumhare hawale watan sathio…(HAQEEQAT)
Azmi was awarded the Padamshri for his contribution to Urdu poetry. He also received the Soviet Land Nehru award in 1975, Sahitya Akademi Award again in 1975, the Yuva Bhartiya Award, the Maharashtra Gauvrav Award and the Asian Writers Lotus Award. Garam Hawa based on the riots that followed the Partition bagged him the National Award and the Filmfare Award for the screenplay and dialogue.