नामाबर ये मिटा मिटा क्या है

नामाबर ये मिटा मिटा क्या है ghazal

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उसने ख़त में भला लिखा क्या है
नामाबर ये मिटा मिटा क्या है

दिल का ये हाल हो गया क्या है
मिल के बेदर्द से मिला क्या है

दर्द को नींद आई जाती है
क्या हुआ कोई जानता क्या है

एक ही बात सौ फ़साने हैं
क्यों ये बदली हुई फ़िज़ा क्या है

वो है तहदार कुछ नहीं खुलता
पीने वाला है, पारसा क्या है

क्यों है चहरे पे ऐसा सन्नाटा
राज़ दिल में तेरे छिपा क्या है

मेरे पहलू में फूल खिलते हैं
मोजज़ा ये मेरे ख़ुदा क्या है

ग़म की लज्ज़त का कुछ जवाब नहीं
हँसने वाला ये कह गया क्या है

कोई आराइशे जमाल नहीं
आपको आज ये हुआ क्या है

अपना दिल अपने पास ढून्ढ ज़रा
मेरे पहलू में देखता क्या है

मेरे आईना ए तसव्वुर में
जगमगाता ये चाँद सा क्या है

ये तो सोचो वही हैं जाने वफ़ा
“जो नहीं जानते वफ़ा क्या है ”

इश्क की आग इम्तिहाने वफ़ा
ऐ सुहैल इसमें सोचना क्या है

नामाबर – पत्रवाहक, तहदार – परतों वाला,
आराइशे जमाल – सौंदर्य को सजाना, मोजज़ा – चमत्कार

Poet’s Note –
Following Great Ghalib with his meter, rhyme and rhythm; his famous ghazal starts with- “Dile nadan tujhe hua kya hai” means What happened to thee my simple heart”. Uncertainty of diction, familiarity which was not usual in his poetry changed the views that Ghalib is only hard to understand. I also attempted to adopt same style but following the greats is never easy.

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Suhail Kakorvi

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The father of Suhail Kakorvi Late Moinuddin Hasan was a descendent of Hazrat Ali, Fourth Caliph of Islam, cousin and son in law of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H.) and belonged to Kakori, Distt. Lucknow. So Mohiuddin Hasan alias Suhail Kakorvi is an Alvi from Kakori. Suhail Kakorvi was born and brought up in Lucknow and he has happily absorbed the culture for which Lucknow is famous all over the world. He is a true picture of Lucknawi Tehzeeb.Late Mr. Moinuddin Hasan he was an English scholar and critic who wrote in English and Urdu with command. He had two books in Urdu on his credit naming “Sukhanwarane Ghazal” & “Adabi Nigarishat” both awarded by U.P. Urdu Academy. His several articles were published in the reputed literary magazines. “Ten chosen essays” is a book in English which he published for the students of Intermediate and Graduation with very comprehensive style. He was a lecturer in Ameeruddaula Islamia Inter College situated at Lalbagh, Lucknow. He dedicated his whole life to education and inculcating among his pupil high thinking and noble values. He learnt English from great English scholars and attained mastery over language. He was adored by his students. He married to a lady came from equally high family of Kakori whose name was Sadiqa Khatoon. She was a witty and courteous lady called “Ustaniji” by the students of her husband and “Bhabhi” by his friends. Later on the friends of her son called “Ammi”. She remembered so many couplets which she used in her speech while she talked. Suhail Kakorvi is the only son of Late Mr. Moinuddin Hasan and Late Sadiqa Khatoon whose name is Muhiuddin Hasan now popularly known as ‘Suhail Kakorvi’ who earned fame at a very early stage of his life when his short story book “LAU” published and came in the market. The book is in Devnagri script liked and approved by the authentic critics of short story such as Amrit Lal Nagar, Ram Lal, Basheshar Pradeep, Liladhar Jadugi. Soon after its publication Times of India Lucknow edition wrote about it calling it a whiff of fresh air and praised his insight into human nature. Suhail Kakorvi did M.A. in English like his father, his several articles and poems in English as well published in several journals and newspapers such as Times of India, Hindustan Times, Pioneer and National Herald. His Urdu Ghazals, articles, short stories have been published in the reputed journals and famous magazines of the country and also abroad. His collection of poems ‘GULGASHT’ in Urdu was awarded by U.P. Urdu Academy, Lucknow. He received “Imtiaz-e-Meer” award from All India Meer Academy Hindi, Urdu Sahitya Award Committee also conferred award which he received from governor of Himachal Pradesh. Governor of Uttar Pradesh B. Satya Narayan Reddy twice awarded him in functions organized by cultural organizations such as “Kalashri” and “Hindi Urdu Sahitya Award Committee”. He received award from “Bhartiya Fankaar Society”. His Ghazals attained popularity after their musical rendering so much so that for feature film ‘KUCH LOG’ Asha Bhosle and Shaan sang it in duet. Established critics had written articles which include poet Basheer Farooqui who surveyed his poetry very closely. His article “Qissa-e-Janfiza” published in the weekly pull out of Daily “Aag”, Lucknow. “Suhail Kakorvi and his Persian poetry” by Ashar Alig published in ‘Urdu Media’ & ‘Chauthi Duniya (Weekly) New Delhi’ “Suhail Kakorvi ki Shairi me Tahdariyan” published in “Hamara Maqsad” and “Jadid Khabar, New Delhi, “Suhail Kakorvi and his personality” by Dr. Maulana Nazeer Ahmad, Lecturer Nadwa College was published in several journals of Delhi & Lucknow. His works and achievements were acknowledged and released by news agencies. To bring writers and poets of different languages together he founded “ADABI SANSTHAN” under the banner of which he has been organizing notable functions and promoting integration at the level of language. The DVD of his Ghazal sung by Sufi Singer Kafeel Afsar & Party conceptualized by ‘Suboor Usmani’ was released by Mr. Fareed Mahfooz Kidwai, presently a minister in U.P. Cabinet. Kathhak dance was presented by the talents of Kathhak Sanshtan on a ghazal of said DVD guided by Smt. Sarita Srivastava, director Kathhak Sansthan.This year in 2013 he received an award from “Saqib Memorial Society” for his achievements.His books are-Sl. No. Books01 ‘LAU’ collection of short stories in Hindi 02 ‘GULGASHT’ collection of poems 03 ‘NIGAH’ collection of Ghazals 04 ‘NAGHMA-E-TAR-E-RAGEJAN’ collection of Persian poems 05 ‘AAO DEKHO YAHAN MUSTAFA HAIN’ Collection of Naats (Poem in prase of Prophet Mohammad P.B.U.H.) 06 “AAMNAMA” First book in poetry on a fruit describes in 650 couplets the species, nutritive value and others aspects of mango with using the names of luminaries of different fields of the contact of the poet with mango. Aamnama now is in Limca book of record as first book on a fruit in poetry in special literature edition 2015.The news has been highlighted in almost all newspapers of urdu hindi and English Recently book Aamnama has been featured as the first book in poetry on a fruit mango of latest issue of 2015 in the category of literature..It became an important news as entire media hailed the decision of the authorities of Limca Book of Record. The achievement has been highlighted by the luminaries of art and literature.The book contains 700 couplet in the form of masnawi and according to Prof Sharib Rudaulvi a pleasant revival of said form .
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