Muzaffar Razmi was born at Kairana in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district. He is an eminent Urdu poet and a famous name in mushaira. I.K. Gujral read Razmi's couplet when he took oath as Prime Minister of india in 1997 - ye Jabr bhi dekha hai tarikh ki nazron ne lamhon ne Khata ki thi sadiyon ne saza pai This is a couplet that is recited by heads of states and is heard in speeches in parliaments but the poet is not as widely known. Like several other popular and oft-repeated couplets, it has also acquired a unique status and is used to describe decisions (like partition) that altered the course of history and changed destiny of countless citizens for centuries.