Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

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Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (June 7 1914 - June 1 1987) was an Indian film director, scenarist and journalist.

His directorial debut was the realist Dharti Ke Lal in 1945 for the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA). He wrote the scripts for Awaara, Shri 420, Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani, Jagte Raho, Mera Naam Joker, Bobby and Henna. He wrote the 'Last Page' political column in the 'Bombay Chronicle' from 1941-86.

Other films include:

1953: Char Chand, Naghma; 1954: Darwaza; 1955: Baradari, Jawab, Sabse Bada Rupaiya, Shahzada; 1956: Jallad; 1957: Bada Bhai, Mehfil; 1958: Hathkadi, Zindagi Ya Toofan; 1959: Zara Bachke; 1960: Qatil; 1961: Flight to Assam, Pyar Ki Dastan; 1962: Roop Lekha; 1963: Maya Mahal.

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