Renowned Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter, Mr. Javed Akhtar is the Chairman of IPRS. He is a recipient of extraordinary honours like the Padma Shri (1999) and Padma Bhushan (2007). In 2013, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu, India’s second highest literary honour, for his poetry collection Lava.
His first big success was the script for Andaz, followed by Adhikar (1971), Haathi Mere Saathi and Seeta Aur Geeta (1972). He had given best classical hits such as Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Zanjeer (1973), Haath Ki Safai (1974), Deewaar (1975), Sholay (1975), Chacha Bhatija (1977), Don (1978), Trishul (1978), Dostana (1980), Kranti (1981), Zamana (1985) and Mr. India (1987).