Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi, known as Kaifi Azmi (January 14, 1919 — May 10, 2002) was an Indian Urdu poet. He was considered to be one the greatest Urdu poets of 20th century. Kaifi Azmi was married to Shaukhat Azmi. They have a daughter, Shabana Azmi and Baba Azmi.
He was the recipient of Padma Shri one of the Indian Government’s highest civilian awards. Besides he was awarded the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award and the Sahitya Akademi Award.
Azmi died on May 10, 2002 at around the age of eighty-three.
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