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Tilok Chand Mahroom

1887 - 1966 | Delhi, India

Father of famous Urdu scholar and poet Jagannath Azad.

Father of famous Urdu scholar and poet Jagannath Azad.

Profile of Tilok Chand Mahroom

Pen Name : 'Mahroom'

Real Name : Tilok Chand

Born : 01 Jul 1887 | Mianwali, Punjab

Died : 06 Jan 1966 | Delhi, India

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ai ham-nafas na puchh jawani ka majra

mauj-e-nasim thi idhar aai udhar gai

Popular poet, Tilok Chand Mahroom was born on July 01, 1887 at a small place in tehsil Isa Khail, Miyan Wali in Punjab, Pakistan. After passing his middle school examination, he continued his studies further to acquire the degrees of Entrance, B. A. and S. A. V. as a private candidate. In 1908, he joined Mission School Dera Ismail Khan as a teacher. In 1933, he was appointed the head master of Cantonment Board Middle School. With the communal riots following India’s Partition in 1947, he migrated to Delhi from Rawalpindi.

Mahroom had a natural inclination towards composing verse which led him to write poems at an early age in his life. In 1901, when he was a middle school student, he wrote the elegy of Queen Victoria. During his days in high school, his poems found way in prestigious journals like Zamana and Makhzan. Mahroom practised all poetical forms. Many of his poems are marked by the spirit of patriotism. In this respect, he falls in the tradition of Suroor Jehanabadi and Brij Mohan Chakbast. He also wrote poems for children that enthuse and fill them with patriotic fervour. Ganj-e-Maani, Rubaiyat, Karvan-e-Watan, Nairang-e Maani, Bacchon Ki Duniya, and Bahaar-e-Tifli are the collections of his poetry. He breathed his last on 6th January 1966 in Delhi.     

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