Farhan, Zoya eighth gen­er­a­tion writ­ers in my fam­ily: Javed

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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.

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