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Pen Name : 'adam'
Real Name : Abdul Hamid
shāyad mujhe nikāl ke pachhtā rahe hoñ aap
mahfil meñ is ḳhayāl se phir aa gayā huuñ maiñ
shayad mujhe nikal ke pachhta rahe hon aap
mahfil mein is KHayal se phir aa gaya hun main
Abdul Hamid Adam was a famous Urdu poet of his time. He first takhallus was Akhtar but later switched to Adam. He was born on April 10, 1909 in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), Punjab. His father passed away when he was merely 16, so he was brought up by one of his relatives (later his father in law). He did his Matriculation and got employed at the Military Account Department, Rawalpindi as a clerk. In 1941, he passed the highest exam of his department with distinction. Abdul started writing poetry in his late teens. He is a master of short meters and simplicity of ideas which touch the heart. There are about four dozen published collections of his Urdu poetry. He also wrote nazms, masnavis and qata (quatrains).