aaj bhī 'siprā' us kī ḳhushbū mill mālik le jaatā hai
maiñ lohe kī naaf se paidā jo kastūrī kartā huuñ
aaj bhi 'sipra' us ki KHushbu mill malik le jata hai
main lohe ki naf se paida jo kasturi karta hun
Muhammad Hayat was born in 1932 in district Jhelum. He was popularly known as Tanveer Sipra, which later became his pen name. He was not from a well off family so he started working as a laborer after his school education at a very early age. After partition he moved to Pakistan and continued doing the same work for ten years in Karachi. After that he started a general store, which he ran for two years in Jhelum. In 1959 he joined a tobacco company in Jhelum. Lafz Jhurdure is the collection of his poetry. He passed away on 13 December 1993 in Islamabad.