Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ASAD - 52

Originally posted on in 1995

A famous Madanmohan composition begins like - "teri aaNkhoN ke siwa duniya me rakkha kya hai". The lyricist is Rajendrakrishna.

The line appears as it is in one of the most famous of all Nazms. This Nazm, is also a representative of the Shayar's socialist ideology, who says that love is not the only thing in life. Quite a la Sahir ! If you remember the male part of "tum mujhe bhool bhi jaao to ye haq ...".

Allow me to present the ending lines of this touching and famous Nazm.. The two middle lines from this have become immortal !!

wasl ki raahat = milan ka sukh

ab bhi dilkash hai tera husn, magar kya kije
aur bhi dukh haiN zamaane me muhabbat ke siwa
raahate aur bhi haiN, wasl ki raahat ke siwa
mujhse pehali_si muhabbat, meri mehboob, na maang !!!

Truly fantastic !

The same Shayar echoes somewhat similar thoughts in this Sher, sung by Mehdi Hasan.

dil-fareb = attractive/tempting
rozgaar = day-to-day life

duniya ne teri yaad se begaanaa kar diya
tujhse bhi dil-fareb haiN, gham rozgaar ke

Just one post on this great Shayar is not enough. So I will post a couple of more, including his life, his style in coming days.

I know, I know ! I haven't given the name of the Shayar. I wanted to build up the suspense as the Shayar is not an Indian !

He is Pakistan's answer to our Sahir Ludhiyanvi. And his name is - Faiz Ahmed Faiz !

- Abhay.
ASAD _also_ stands for "A Sher A Day" !

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