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Akhtar Ali Akhtar

1894 - 1950 | Hyderabad, India

Prominent poet from Hyderabad, a contemporary of Josh who had ongoing contestations with him; known for his long poem 'Qaul-e-Faisal'

Prominent poet from Hyderabad, a contemporary of Josh who had ongoing contestations with him; known for his long poem 'Qaul-e-Faisal'

fareb-e-jalva kahāñ tak ba-rū-e-kār rahe

naqāb uThāo ki kuchh din zarā bahār rahe

fareb-e-jalwa kahan tak ba-ru-e-kar rahe

naqab uThao ki kuchh din zara bahaar rahe

mujhī ko parda-e-hastī meñ de rahā hai fareb

vo husn jis ko kiyā jalva-āfrīñ maiñ ne

mujhi ko parda-e-hasti mein de raha hai fareb

wo husn jis ko kiya jalwa-afrin main ne

tum ne har zarre meñ barpā kar diyā tūfān-e-shauq

ik tabassum is qadar jalvoñ tuġhyānī ke saath

tum ne har zarre mein barpa kar diya tufan-e-shauq

ek tabassum is qadar jalwon ki tughyani ke sath

guftugū-e-sūrat-o-ma.anī hai unvān-e-hayāt

khelte haiñ vo mirī fitrat hairānī ke saath

guftugu-e-surat-o-mani hai unwan-e-hayat

khelte hain wo meri fitrat ki hairani ke sath

chaTak meñ ġhunche vo saut-e-jāñ-fazā to nahīñ

sunī hai pahle bhī āvāz ye kahīñ maiñ ne

chaTak mein ghunche ki wo saut-e-jaan-faza to nahin

suni hai pahle bhi aawaz ye kahin main ne