NASIR KAZMI

  • 1923-1972
  • Karachi

One of the founders of modern ghazal.Born at Ambala in India, he migrated to Pakistan and wrote extensively on the pain and sufferings of partition.

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dil dhaḌakne sabab yaad aayā


vo tirī yaad thī ab yaad aayā

aaj mushkil thā sambhalnā ai dost


musībat meñ ajab yaad aayā

din guzārā thā baḌī mushkil se


phir tirā va.ada-e-shab yaad aayā

terā bhūlā huā paimān-e-vafā


mar raheñge agar ab yaad aayā

phir ka.ī log nazar se guzre


phir koī shahr-e-tarab yaad aayā

hāl-e-dil ham bhī sunāte lekin


jab vo ruḳhsat huā tab yaad aayā

baiTh kar sāya-e-gul meñ 'nāsir'


ham bahut ro.e vo jab yaad aayā

dil dhaDakne ka sabab yaad aaya


wo teri yaad thi ab yaad aaya

aaj mushkil tha sambhalna ai dost


tu musibat mein ajab yaad aaya

din guzara tha baDi mushkil se


phir tera wada-e-shab yaad aaya

tera bhula hua paiman-e-wafa


mar rahenge agar ab yaad aaya

phir kai log nazar se guzre


phir koi shahr-e-tarab yaad aaya

haal-e-dil hum bhi sunate lekin


jab wo ruKHsat hua tab yaad aaya

baiTh kar saya-e-gul mein 'nasir'


hum bahut roe wo jab yaad aaya

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