Krishan Adeeb

(21 November 1925 - 7 July 1999 / Phillaur, Punjab / British India)

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Krishan Adeeb (Urdu: کرشن ادیب) was an Urdu poet, who penned lyrics for all-time greats like Mohammad Rafi, Mehndi Hassan, Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh, struggled to make both ends meet all his life.

Birth and Early Life

Krishan Adeeb was born on 21 November 1925, in Phillaur (District Jallandhar), Punjab, India.

A born rebel, Krishan Adeeb left home following a tiff with his father. He was 15 years old then. To support himself, he worked as a porter, factory worker and did other such jobs during his stay away from home. He made friends with Sahir Ludhianvi during his stay in Bombay. Recognizing the literary capacity of Krishan Adeeb, Sahir encouraged him... more »

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