Top 10 couplets of Jan Nisar Akhtar

Progressive poet & lyricist. Father of noted lyricist Javed Akhtar

aur kyā is se ziyāda koī narmī bartūñ

dil ke zaḳhmoñ ko chhuā hai tire gāloñ tarah

aur kya is se ziyaada koi narmi bartun

dil ke zaKHmon ko chhua hai tere galon ki tarah

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

ye ilm saudā ye risāle ye kitābeñ

ik shaḳhs yādoñ ko bhulāne ke liye haiñ

ye ilm ka sauda ye risale ye kitaben

ek shaKHs ki yaadon ko bhulane ke liye hain

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

sau chāñd bhī chamkeñge to kyā baat banegī

tum aa.e to is raat auqāt banegī

sau chand bhi chamkenge to kya baat banegi

tum aae to is raat ki auqat banegi

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

zulfeñ siina naaf kamar

ek nadī meñ kitne bhañvar

zulfen sina naf kamar

ek nadi mein kitne bhanwar

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

ash.ār mire yuuñ to zamāne ke liye haiñ

kuchh sher faqat un ko sunāne ke liye haiñ

ashaar mere yun to zamane ke liye hain

kuchh sher faqat un ko sunane ke liye hain

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

jab lageñ zaḳhm to qātil ko duā jaa.e

hai yahī rasm to ye rasm uThā jaa.e

jab lagen zaKHm to qatil ko dua di jae

hai yahi rasm to ye rasm uTha di jae

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

maiñ jab bhī us ke ḳhayāloñ meñ kho jaatā huuñ

vo ḳhud bhī baat kare to burā lage hai mujhe

main jab bhi us ke KHayalon mein kho sa jata hun

wo KHud bhi baat kare to bura lage hai mujhe

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

ham se pūchho ki ġhazal kyā hai ġhazal fan kyā

chand lafzoñ meñ koī aag chhupā jaa.e

hum se puchho ki ghazal kya hai ghazal ka fan kya

chand lafzon mein koi aag chhupa di jae

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

kuchal ke pheñk do āñkhoñ meñ ḳhvāb jitne haiñ

isī sabab se haiñ ham par azaab jitne haiñ

kuchal ke phenk do aankhon mein KHwab jitne hain

isi sabab se hain hum par azab jitne hain

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

sharm aatī hai ki us shahr meñ ham haiñ ki jahāñ

na mile bhiik to lākhoñ guzārā na ho

sharm aati hai ki us shahr mein hum hain ki jahan

na mile bhik to lakhon ka guzara hi na ho

Jaan Nisar Akhtar