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Sher on Allahabad

Cities have allured

the attention of poets and artists in all times and cultures. More than a city, Allahabad represents a confluence of two rivers and multiple socio-cultural traditions. It has been a favourite subject for many poets. We have made a selection of some verses that configure this city for its worth. You may like to have a look at this city in poetical terms.

kuchh allahabad meñ sāmāñ nahīñ bahbūd ke

yaañ dharā kyā hai ba-juz akbar ke aur amrūd ke

kuchh allahabad mein saman nahin bahbud ke

yan dhara kya hai ba-juz akbar ke aur amrud ke

Akbar Allahabadi

asar ye tere anfās-e-masīhā.ī hai 'akbar'

allahabad se lañgDā chalā lahore tak pahuñchā

asar ye tere anfas-e-masihai ka hai 'akbar'

allahabad se langDa chala lahore tak pahuncha

Akbar Allahabadi

tiin tribenī haiñ do āñkheñ mirī

ab allahabad bhī punjab hai

tin tribeni hain do aankhen meri

ab allahabad bhi punjab hai

Imam Bakhsh Nasikh

allahabad meñ rahiye jahāñ sañgam bhī ho

banaras meñ jahāñ har ghaaT par sailāb hai

ya allahabad mein rahiye jahan sangam bhi ho

ya banaras mein jahan har ghaT par sailab hai

Qamar Jameel
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