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Rahi Masoom Reza
|Born||1 August 1927|
Ghazipur, United Provinces, British India
|Died||15 March 1992 (aged 64)|
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Novelist, Urdu poet|
|Notable awards||1979 Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki|
Rahi Masoom Raza (1 August 1927 - 15 March 1992), born in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India, was an Urdu poet. He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for the hit film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki in 1979, followed by Mili and Lamhe, which he won posthumously. He also wrote in Hindustani and Hindi language and was a lyricist of Bollywood.
Rahi Masoom Raza was born in a Muslim family in a village named Gangauli, located in district of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in Northern India. Raza completed his early education in and around Ghazipur, from where he went to Aligarh Muslim University to complete higher studies. He completed a doctorate in Hindustani Literature and pursued a career in literature.
He wrote the script and dialogues for a popular TV serial, Mahabharat. The TV serial was based on the epic, the Mahabharata. The serial became one of the most popular TV serials of India, with a peak television rating around 86%.
The following is an illustrative list of his works in different genres of writing: