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Ameeta Parsuram Meeta

1955 | Delhi, India

Profile of Ameeta Parsuram Meeta

Pen Name : 'Meetaa'

Real Name : Ameeta Parsuram

Born : 15 Dec 1955

Dr. Ameeta Parsuram, (Retd) Professor of Psychology, has been involved in teaching, training and therapy for more than forty years.  
Poetry is her passion. Her takhallus (pen Name) is Meeta.

Meeta’s shairi is effortless and comes straight from the heart. Every ‘Sher’ brings with it a complete experience... Her poetry is sensitive and is a vivid reflection of the experiences of human beings. It touches the heart of every reader/listener.

Meeta was from childhood only, attracted to different aspects related to Urdu poetry in the writings of iconic poets like Daagh Dehlvi for his bebaak and flowing andaz-e-bayaa’n, Sahir Ludhianvi’s poetic expression of various emotions, Nasir kazmi for the simplicity of language and Parveen Shakir for her strength as a woman.

Meeta uses simple language and yet a profound thought is hidden behind the simplicity of words. Love and human relationship related dynamics have been prominent themes in Meeta’s poetry. Fluidity and flow of her ‘Misras’ makes her Ghazals intrinsically musical too.
Following ‘Paband’ shairi has not confined her khayal to any era. Reflected in her poetry is the concept of evolved human relationships. Another significant dimension of her shayiri is that it expresses and validates the experiences of women over a spectrum of time and space. Ghazals and Nazms written by Meeta observe a delicate balance of frank and sensitive portrayal of human emotions. A significant chunk of her kalam is titled towards the expression of ‘Being a Woman’.

Meeta’s Ghazals and Nazms have been published in prestigious literary magazines/journals as well as on the world famous website for Urdu Adab, 
 Rekhta also has many of her recitation videos on its website.
Meeta has been invited by various TV/Radio channels for interviews about her poetry. Included in the list are Radio channels like FM Rainbow, FM Gold, AIR Urdu Channel and TV channels like Z-Salaam,  DD National, #News18 and Rajya Sabha’s very popular program called ‘Shakhsiyat’, to name a few.

Meeta’s Poetry has been Nominated for the ‘Best Ghazal Album’, twice for the renowned GIMA Awards. Gima also nominated her poetry in the Best Lyrics category in the year 2011. In Artist Aloud 2016 music awards, Meeta’s Ghazal was Nominated in the Best Lyrics Category. She Received the Cleff Music Award for Best lyrics (Ghazal Category) in 2022.

There are Six Ghazal albums based on Meeta’s poetry:

1. Jo Aaj Tak Na Keh Saki, Mystica Music, Released in 2010. This album contains two CDs, one sung by Padmashri Smt. Shanti Hiranand, desciple of Begum Akhtar, and the other by Radhika Chopra. This album got nominated in the category of BEST NON-FILM, DEBUT (LYRICS) in the proceedings of Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards 2011.

2. Irshaad, Times Music, released in 2011. In this album Meeta’s Ghazals/Nazm, have been sung by Rekha Bhardwaj and Sudeep Banerjee. Irshaad was nominated in the GIMA Awards 2012, for the BEST GHAZAL ALBUM category.

3. Meeta’s third album called ‘Ishq Lamhe’, Universal Music Group, India, was released in the month of May 2013. In this album her kalaam is sung by Padmashri Ustad Rashid Khan, while his daughter Suha Khan made her Debut by singing Meeta’s Nazm and one Ghazal. This album was nominated in the GIMA Awards 2013, in the category of the BEST GHAZAL ALBUM.

4. Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan from Lahore has composed & sung Meeta’s Ghazals, in an album called, Kahu’n Aur Kya. This album has been marketed by Universal Music Group (2013).

5. Pyaar Bepanah, introduces a talented young artist to the world of ghazals, Jazim Sharma, who was given the title of ‘Shehzada-e-Ghazal’ in SaReGaMaPa 2012. Meeta discovered this young talent on You Tube and introduced him to the world of Ghazals by giving to this young singer an opportunity to showcase his talent with this Debut Ghazal album produced for him by APBam. 

6. ‘Afsaane’ is a single Ghazal based on Meeta’s shaa’irii, composed and sung by (Padmashri) Hariharan ji. This Ghazal has been marketed by the Times Music Label.

So far, Meeta’s poetry has been sung by eminent singers like Padmashri Shanti Hiranand, Padma Shri Ustad Rashid Khan, Padma Shri Hari Haran, Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan (Lahore). Ustad Moin Khan, Dhanashree Pandit-Rai, Talat Aziz, Chandan Dass, Tina Sani (Karachi), Rekha Bhardwaj, Sudeep Banerjee, Radhika Chopra, Ustad Rafaqat Ali Khan, Rashmi Aggarwal, Arifa Siddiqui (Lahore),Suha Khan and Jazim Sharma among others.

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