Dr Rehan Azmi is a noted writer of Nohas, a poet. His contributions and sincerity got him into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for being the 7th speediest writers of poetry in this world
He was born on 1958 in Karachi, Sindh. His real name is Syed Rehan Abbas Rizvi. Rehan earned a BA Degree from Sirajuddaula College, Karachi.He is also M.A in Urdu & political science . In 1993 he earned an honorary doctorate degree from U.S.A.
Around the globe where ever there are even a handful of shia’s, Rehan Azmi is well known. He writes around 600 nohas per year for approx 200 anjumans in Pakistan.
Rehan Azmi did not always write nohas.He wrote ghazals and geet as well for Pakistan TV. He work as a song writer for PTV from 1982 to 1987 and wrote more than 4000 songs. He finally quit writing songs completely after 1988. He is a teacher by profession in a Ali Ali School in Karachi. He is regarded as one of the greatest noha writers of the modern times.