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kaun añgḌā.ī le rahā hai 'adam'

do jahāñ laḌkhaḌā.e jaate haiñ

kaun angDai le raha hai 'adam'

do jahan laDkhaDae jate hain

Abdul Hamid Adam
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shab ko mai ḳhuub sub.h ko tauba kar

riñd ke riñd rahe haath se jannat na ga.ī

shab ko mai KHub si pi subh ko tauba kar li

rind ke rind rahe hath se jannat na gai

Jaleel Manikpuri
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thamte thamte thameñge aañsū

ronā hai kuchh hañsī nahīñ hai

thamte thamte thamenge aansu

rona hai kuchh hansi nahin hai

Budh Singh Qalandar
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mire junūñ natīja zarūr niklegā

isī siyāh samundar se nuur niklegā

mere junun ka natija zarur niklega

isi siyah samundar se nur niklega

Ameer Qazalbash

maiñ akelā chalā thā jānib-e-manzil magar

log saath aate ga.e aur kārvāñ bantā gayā

main akela hi chala tha jaanib-e-manzil magar

log sath aate gae aur karwan banta gaya

Majrooh Sultanpuri
WORD OF THE DAY

jamaal

  • जमाल
  • جمال

means

beauty, elegance, comeliness

zindagī qarīb hai kis qadar jamāl se

jab koī sañvar gayā zindagī sañvar ga.ī

zindagi qarib hai kis qadar jamal se

jab koi sanwar gaya zindagi sanwar gai

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Rahat

Rahat Indori is considered by many as the uncrowned king of Mushaira. Born Rahat Quraishi, in 1950, Rahat Indori also made his birthplace Indore all the more memorable. He began writing poetry in 1968, and through his unique style of recitation and heartrending Ghazals, became an indispensable part of the Mushairas. Although he was also a Ph.D. holder, a lecturer, and an extremely learned figure, his fame largely rested upon his Qalandar-like magnetism which became a voice to the emotions of the common people. Succinctly, the truthful and incisive conscience of this poet seldom thought of any diligence to be important. Rahat was also a painter, and this talent of his was also manifest in his poetry, as it filled the canvas of his words with beautiful colors. His actual personality was also truly harmonious to his bobbing style of recitation, a style that was simply inimitable.

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Nushur Wahidi

Nushur Wahidi

1912-1983

Prominent poet of romantic-sufistic persuasion with lyrical tone.

hazār sham.a farozāñ ho raushnī ke liye

nazar nahīñ to añdherā hai aadmī ke liye

hazar shama farozan ho raushni ke liye

nazar nahin to andhera hai aadmi ke liye

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Kulliyat-e-Anwar Shaoor

Anwar Shuoor 

2015 Kulliyat

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Bashiruddin Ahmad Dehlvi 

1908 Moral and Ethical

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Mahboob-Ullah Mujeeb 

1965

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1958 Nazm

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Dr. Mohammad Hasan 

1970 Asri Adab

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