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Profile of Bismil Saeedi
Pen Name : 'bismil'
Real Name : Syed Eisaa Mian
Born : 06 Jan 1901
sar jis pe na jhuk jaa.e use dar nahīñ kahte
har dar pe jo jhuk jaa.e use sar nahīñ kahte
sar jis pe na jhuk jae use dar nahin kahte
har dar pe jo jhuk jae use sar nahin kahte
Bismil Saeedi is remembered as a poet who respected and followed classical poetics and acquired his identity for doing so with remarkable expertise. Although he followed traditional poetics but he touched it with contemporary tone and tenor. More than ghazals, his nazms bring forth his talent as a poet who could critically focus on contemporary concerns with sensitivity.
He was born Isa Mian on 06 January, 1901, at Tonk in the state of Rajasthan. After receiving his education at Madrasa Alia, he got an employment with the state of Tonk. In 1940, he moved to Jaipur and joined the entourage of Mumtazuddaula Mukarram Ali Khan. He stayed there for seven years before shifting to Delhi for good.
A respected disciple of Seemab Akbarabadi, Bismil Saeedi passed away on 26 August, 1976.