Farhan, Zoya eighth generation writers in my family: Javed
Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar (right) says that his family has a rich tradition of producing great writers, with his children Farhan (left) and Zoya (centre) being the eighth generation writers in the family.
“So, I am a seventh generation writer in my family while Farhan and Zoya are eighth generation writers. And Farhan’s daughter has also started writing, making herself a ninth generation writer in the family,” he said at a recent event.
Akhtar added: “I have been fortunate to be born in a family where both my parents were writers. Even my uncles, my grandfathers and their fathers were writers.”
“I was born in an atmosphere where there were books and talk of literature all around me,” said the 70-year-old.