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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.

aa.e the ha.nste khelte mai-KHaane me.n 'firaaq'

ko.ii samjhe to ek baat kahuu.n

bahut dino.n me.n mohabbat ko ye hu.aa ma.aluum

ko.ii samjhe to ek baat kahuu.n

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

ye maanaa zindagii hai chaar din kii

ye maanaa zindagii hai chaar din kii

tere aane kii kyaa umiid magar

zindagii kyaa hai aaj ise ai dost

ab to un kii yaad bhii aatii nahii.n

ik umr kaT ga.ii hai tire intizaar me.n

ye maanaa zindagii hai chaar din kii

mai.n huu.n dil hai tanhaa.ii hai

na ko.ii va.ada na ko.ii yaqii.n na ko.ii umiid

ko.ii samjhe to ek baat kahuu.n

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