Nida Fazli, Indian Poet
Nida Fazli is famous for writing poetry of various moods. His first collection of Urdu poetry was published in 1969. He was against the partition of India and even wrote poems highlighting the ill-effects of communal riots. He was awarded National Harmony Award for writing on communal harmony. He wrote 24 books in Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati — some of which are assigned as school textbooks in Maharashtra. Some of his works are also present in National Council of Educational Research and Training Hindi textbooks which millions of students study. He received the Mir Taqi Mir award for his autobiographical novel Deewaron Ke Bich from the Government of Madhya Pradesh.