Thursday, April 18, 2013

mai.n nazar se pii rahaa huu.N ye samaa badal na jaaye

mai.n nazar se pii rahaa huu.N ye samaa badal na jaaye

mai.n nazar se pii rahaa huu.N ye samaa badal na jaaye 
na jhukaao tum nigaahe.n kahii.n raat Dhal na jaaye 

mere ashk bhii hai.n is me.n ye sharaab ubal na jaaye 
meraa jaam chhuunevaale teraa haath jal na jaaye 

abhii raat kuchh hai baaqii na uThaa naqaab saaqii 
teraa rind girate girate kahii.n phir sambhal na jaaye 

merii zindagii ke maalik mere dil pe haath rakhanaa 
tere aane kii Khushii me.n meraa dam nikal na jaaye 

mujhe phuu.Nkane se pahale meraa dil nikaal lenaa 
ye kisii kii hai amaanat kahii.n saath jal na jaaye 

Wali Mohammed Wali

Wali Mohammed Wali (also known as Wali Deccani) was born in 1667 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He loved travelling, which he regarded as a means of education. His visit to Delhi in 1700 is considered to be of great significance for Urdu Gazals. His simple, sensuous and melodious poems in Urdu, awakened the Persian loving poets of Delhi to the beauty and capability of "Rekhta" (the old name for Urdu) as a medium of poetic expression. His visit thus stimulated the growth and development of Urdu Gazal in Delhi.
However, Wali was not immune or ignorant of the vigour and verve of Persian diction and imagery, and combined both into the body of his verse. He thus became the architect of the modern poetic language, which is a skilful blend of Persian and Urdu vocabulary.
Though Wali wrote in different types of verse forms - masnavi, qasida, etc., he specialized in ghazals. He wrote a total of 473 Gazals, comprising of 3225 couplets (ashaar). He was also the first poet to start expressing love from a man's point of view as against the prevailing convention of impersonating as a woman.
Wali died in Ahmedabad in 1707, and is buried there.

Parveen Shakir

Parveen Shakir was born on 24th November, 1952 in Karachi, Pakistan. She was highly educated with two masters degrees, one in English literature and one in linguistics. She also held a Ph.D and another masters degree in Bank Administration.
She was a teacher for nine years before she joined the Civil Service and worked in the Customs department. In 1986 she was appointed the second secretary, CBR in Islamabad.
A number of books of her poetry have been published. In chronological order, they are Khushboo (1976), Sad-barg (1980), Khud-kalaami (1990), Inkaar (1990) and Maah-e-Tamaam (1994). Her first book, Khushboo, won the Adamjee award. Later she was awarded the Pride of Performance award, which is the highest award given by the Pakistan government.
On 26th December, 1994, on her way to work, her car collided with a truck and the world of modern Urdu poetry lost one of its brightest stars.
Parveen Shakir initially wrote under the pen-name of 'Beena'. She considered Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi her 'ustad' and used to called him 'Ammujaan'. She was married to Dr. Nasir Ahmed but got divorced from him sometime before her untimely demise in 1994. They had one son - Murad Ali.
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