join rekhta family!
ḳhulūs ho to kahīñ bandagī kī qaid nahīñ
sanam-kade meñ tavāf-e-haram bhī mumkin hai
KHulus ho to kahin bandagi ki qaid nahin
sanam-kade mein tawaf-e-haram bhi mumkin hai
Muztar Haidari was born Dilawar Hussain. His ancestral home was in Agra but he was born in Calcutta in 1922. He was regarded as a poet of considerable merit among his contemporaries. He also had a mellifluous voice which distinguished him as a poet who could render and receive applause from select audiences among whom he recited his poetry. He published his works in a collection called Jaam-e-Jam and it received favourable response from his readers.
Muztar lived a life of miseries. His poetry bears testimony to all that he suffered and sustained, and expressed with great artistic merit. He died in a mysterious circumstance by drowning in a pond on 14 May 1975.