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Jaan Nisar Akhtar’s famous poetry – ‘You are like a flowing river’

Famous lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar inherited poetry. His father Jaan Nisar Akhtar himself has been a great poet, poet and lyricist. Jaan Nisar Akhtar Sahab did MA in Urdu from Aligarh Muslim University and got gold medal. He was a professor of Urdu at Victoria College, Gwalior. After this, he held the post of Chairman of Urdu Department in Hamidia College, Bhopal. Jaan Nisar Akhtar’s creations have a different elegance and sophistication.

every hope in ruins

every hope in ruins
Life seems like Ram’s exile

you are like a flowing river
I feel thirsty when I see you

Still it’s not easy to touch
even at a distance that seems close

Time has passed like a shadow
This is the feeling of pain

Ek Ek Lahar Story of a bygone era
Ganga seems to have some history to me

Ye Vahsht Teri from Sher-o-Nagme
Your soul’s own effulgence
(iflas = pauper)

When there is a wound, then the murderer should be blessed

When there is a wound, then the killer should be blessed
If this is the ritual, then this ritual should be lifted

That condition of the heart has happened under the sorrow
like a corpse buried in rocks

The city will peep through these flower-colored windows
Why shouldn’t the blooming wounds be blessed?

no less intoxicated than the rosy nights of winter
And if your youth is also mixed

Ask us what is Ghazal, what is the fun of Ghazal
a fire can be hidden in a few words

Every word is molded in the fragrance of your body

Every word is molded in the fragrance of your body
These lines, this style of happiness is gone from us

even if we have the same desire
Who knows, this heart is burning in so many pyres

now make whatever you want
It is as if a person is either bad or good

it is better not to demand anything from them

it is better not to demand anything from them
do not be disgraced in your own eyes

Hum hain tira khayal hai tera jamal hai
Do not isolate yourself even for a moment

If you want to get up, then we will go to your Anjuman.
But your advice should not be ignored either.

Their sun is different, our sun is different
Do not quarrel with us

There are deceptions in every moment, but
It’s not that no one should be trusted

talk in tone in front of them
Don’t make such a joke with us

Be it a reward or a title, where do you get it?
until recommendations are gathered

At this time don’t ask us about employment
Let us not make every sip bitter

Tags: Hindi Literature, hindi poetry, hindi writer, Literature

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