Hussain Haidry

Hussain Haidry is a poet, screenwriter, and lyricist. He was head of finance at a healthcare company in Kolkata until he left his job and moved to Mumbai to become a full-time writer. He started his career by performing at spoken-word poetry forums in Mumbai such as Kommune, then went on to write lyrics for films like Gurgaon, Qarib Qarib Single, and Mukkabaaz and web series like Chacha Vidhaayak Hai Humaare, Yeh Meri Family, and Tripling. As a screenwriter, he has co-written the Amazon web series Laakhon Mein Ek (season two) and is presently working on the dialogues of the film Takht.

  • A man in the foreground walks toward Humayun's Tomb, partially shrouded in fog, in New Delhi
    January 6, 2020 | Hussain Haidry
    Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi. Photo by VED on Unsplash On an evening stroll down my street, the azan echoes, stops my feet, reminds me it is time to pray, but I start musing on that day: Bhai, wha...

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