Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ASAD - 76

Originally posted on rec.music.indian.misc in 1997

Let's turn our attention to a poet whose name hase been mentioned on RMIM a few times in association with the music of RDB. I learned it here on RMIM that the songs of Harjaai were written by Nida Fazali. So in return, let me offer what I know about this poet. And since RMIMers have liked the songs, let's spend some time on him.

Nida Fazali is not an unknown name to GHazal fans. I think some of his GHazals have been sung by singers like Jagjit Singh, Talat Aziz etc. Here is a sher from a GHazal sung by Jajgit Singh ...

achchha_sa koi mausam, tanha_sa koi aalam,
har waqt ka rona to bekaar ka rona hai !!
- Nida Fazali

Samajhe ? Rone ke liye bhi muhurat dekhana chaahiye :-) The contrast between the first and second line is amusing ! I won't claim to have studied his poetry. But still, to me he is a representative of the modern trends in Shayari. The Shayari which is not just about love and beauty but about life and reality. The Shayari which hits you hard, shakes your soul. We will see such shers by Nida Fazali in coming days.

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

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