PILF Speakers 2017

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (1999), Padma Bhushan(2007), the Sahitya Akademi Award as well as five National Film Awards. Akhtar was nominated to Rajya Sabha on 16 November 2009. Javed Akhtar is also a respected social commentator and activist. He has written a large number of poems against communalism, social injustice, national integration and for women's rights. Ministry of Human Resource Development has declared his song, beckoning the misguided youth to come forward and build the country, the National Anthem for Youth in 1995.

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