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Firaq Gorakhpuri

1896 - 1982 | Allahabad, India

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

One of the most influential Pre-modern poets who paved the way for the modern Urdu ghazal. Known for his perceptive critical comments. Recipient of Gyanpeeth award.

Ghazal

'firaaq' ik na.ii suurat nikal to saktii hai

hijr-o-visaal-e-yaar kaa parda uThaa diyaa

jaur-o-be-mehrii-e-iGmaaz pe kyaa rotaa hai

junuun-e-kaargar hai aur mai.n huu.n

kamii na kii tire vahshii ne KHaak u.Daane me.n

kisii kaa yuu.n to hu.aa kaun umr bhar phir bhii

kuchh ishaare the jinhe.n duniyaa samajh baiThe the ham

mai-kade me.n aaj ik duniyaa ko izn-e-aam thaa

narm fazaa kii karvaTe.n dil ko dukhaa ke rah ga.ii.n

samajhtaa huu.n ki tuu mujh se judaa hai

shaam-e-Gam kuchh us nigaah-e-naaz kii baate.n karo

sitaaro.n se ulajhtaa jaa rahaa huu.n

tumhe.n kyuu.nkar bataa.e.n zindagii ko kyaa samajhte hai.n

tuur thaa ka.aba thaa dil thaa jalva-zaar-e-yaar thaa

vaqt-e-Guruub aaj karaamaat ho ga.ii

zindagii dard kii kahaanii hai

aa.ii hai kuchh na puuchh qayaamat kahaa.n kahaa.n

aaj bhii qaafila-e-ishq ravaa.n hai ki jo thaa

apne Gam kaa mujhe kahaa.n Gam hai

daur-e-aaGaaz-e-jafaa dil kaa sahaaraa niklaa

haath aa.e to vahii daaman-e-jaanaa.n ho jaa.e

har naala tire dard se ab aur hii kuchh hai

ho ke sar-taa-ba-qadam aalam-e-asraar chalaa

ishq kii maayuusiyo.n me.n soz-e-pinhaa.n kuchh nahii.n

kuchh na kuchh ishq kii taasiir kaa iqraar to hai

Sher

sar me.n saudaa bhii nahii.n dil me.n tamannaa bhii nahii.n

Recitation

aah ko chahiye ek umr asar hote tak SHAMSUR RAHMAN FARUQI

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