Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sahir Ludhianvi

Today is the death anniversary of Abdul Hayi, better known as Sahir Ludhianvi, the great Urdu poet and lyricist.Deftly handling the two diametrically opposite strands of thought i.e. Love & Revolution- Ishq & Inqalaab, Sahir with the beautiful use of words and images, raised poetry to a very high level.
Tu Hindu banega na Mussalman banega, Insaan Ki aulad hai Insaan banega....
Ye mahalon ye takhton ye taajon ki duniya
Ye insaan ke dushman samajon Ki duniya
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaye to kya hai.. ...
Jinhen naaz hai hind par wo kahan hain.....
Speak of his secular credentials and unrest with the existing system.
One one hand he is all praise for the Taj Mahal as a symbol of immortal love and on the other, he sees Taj as a monument mocking at the love of poor people
Turning a rebel due to feudalistic beliefs of his father, he stood by his mother throughout.
The poignant feelings in his poetry also stem from unrequited love that he experienced in his own life and did not marry.
Our humble tributes to the great shayar !

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