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Pen Name : 'Zaidi'
Real Name : Syed Mustafa Hussain Zaidi
Died : 12 Oct 1970
inhīñ pattharoñ pe chal kar agar aa sako to aao
mire ghar ke rāste meñ koī kahkashāñ nahīñ hai
inhin pattharon pe chal kar agar aa sako to aao
mere ghar ke raste mein koi kahkashan nahin hai
Mustafa Zaidi was a poet from Pakistan who wrote ghazals and nazms. He was born in India and was known as Tegh Allahabadi. He later migrated to Pakistan where came to be known as Mustafa Zaidi. Zaidi was married to a German woman. He was employed with the Pakistan Civil Services and was dismissed later. In 1970, he was found dead in Karachi along with an un-consciuous woman with whom he was believed to have an affair. It is widely believed that both may have attempted suicide by ingesting poison, however it is yet to be ascertained. Zaidi's famous contemporaries was Nasir Kazmi, also a poet who was born in India but spent his poetic life in Lahore, Pakistan. inhin paththaron pe chal ke agar aa sako to aao mere ghar ke raaste mein koi kehkashan nahi hai (Come, if you can walk on the the stones-ridden path to my house For there is no galaxy on the way which leads to my house) (by Encyclopedia)