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Fana Nizami Kanpuri

1922 - 1988 | Kanpur, India

One of the most popular poets, famous for his particular tarannum (melodious way of recitation).

One of the most popular poets, famous for his particular tarannum (melodious way of recitation).

koī pāband-e-mohabbat batā saktā hai

ek dīvāne zanjīr se rishta kyā hai

koi paband-e-mohabbat hi bata sakta hai

ek diwane ka zanjir se rishta kya hai

tire va.adoñ pe kahāñ tak mirā dil fareb khaa.e

koī aisā kar bahāna mirī aas TuuT jaa.e

tere wadon pe kahan tak mera dil fareb khae

koi aisa kar bahana meri aas TuT jae

duniyā-e-tasavvur ham ābād nahīñ karte

yaad aate ho tum ḳhud ham yaad nahīñ karte

duniya-e-tasawwur hum aabaad nahin karte

yaad aate ho tum KHud hi hum yaad nahin karte

maiñ us ke sāmne se guzartā huuñ is liye

tark-e-ta.alluqāt ehsās mar na jaa.e

it is for this reason, I often pass her by

the pain of our breaking up, may not ever die

main us ke samne se guzarta hun is liye

tark-e-talluqat ka ehsas mar na jae

it is for this reason, I often pass her by

the pain of our breaking up, may not ever die

añdheroñ ko nikālā rahā hai

magar ghar se ujālā rahā hai

andheron ko nikala ja raha hai

magar ghar se ujala ja raha hai

sāhil ke tamāshā.ī har Dūbne vaale par

afsos to karte haiñ imdād nahīñ karte

to a drowning person, they on the shores who stand

do lend their sympathy, but not a helping hand

sahil ke tamashai har Dubne wale par

afsos to karte hain imdad nahin karte

to a drowning person, they on the shores who stand

do lend their sympathy, but not a helping hand

tartīb de rahā thā maiñ fahrist-e-dushmanān

yāroñ ne itnī baat pe ḳhanjar uThā liyā

tartib de raha tha main fahrist-e-dushmanan

yaron ne itni baat pe KHanjar uTha liya

jab safīna mauj se Takrā gayā

nāḳhudā ko bhī ḳhudā yaad aa gayā

jab safina mauj se Takra gaya

naKHuda ko bhi KHuda yaad aa gaya

ik tujh ko dekhne ke liye bazm meñ mujhe

auroñ samt maslahatan dekhnā paḌā

ek tujh ko dekhne ke liye bazm mein mujhe

auron ki samt maslahatan dekhna paDa

dil se agar kabhī tirā armān jā.egā

ghar ko lagā ke aag ye mehmān jā.egā

dil se agar kabhi tera arman jaega

ghar ko laga ke aag ye mehman jaega

zindagī naam hai ik johd-e-musalsal 'fanā'

rāh-rau aur bhī thak jaatā hai ārām ke ba.ad

zindagi nam hai ek johd-e-musalsal ka 'fana'

rah-rau aur bhi thak jata hai aaram ke baad

tark-e-ta.alluqāt ko ik lamha chāhiye

lekin tamām umr mujhe sochnā paḌā

tark-e-talluqat ko ek lamha chahiye

lekin tamam umr mujhe sochna paDa

is tarah rahbar ne luuTā kārvāñ

ai 'fanā' rahzan ko bhī sadma huā

is tarah rahbar ne luTa karwan

ai 'fana' rahzan ko bhi sadma hua

sahtā rahā jafā-e-dost kahtā rahā adā-e-dost

mere ḳhulūs ne mirā jiinā muhāl kar diyā

sahta raha jafa-e-dost kahta raha ada-e-dost

mere KHulus ne mera jina muhaal kar diya

ġham se nāzuk zabt-e-ġham baat hai

ye bhī dariyā hai magar Thahrā huā

gham se nazuk zabt-e-gham ki baat hai

ye bhi dariya hai magar Thahra hua

maujoñ ke ittihād aalam na pūchhiye

qatra uThā aur uTh ke samundar uThā liyā

maujon ke ittihad ka aalam na puchhiye

qatra uTha aur uTh ke samundar uTha liya

vo aañkh kyā jo aariz o ruḳh par Thahar na jaa.e

vo jalva kyā jo diida o dil meñ utar na jaa.e

wo aankh kya jo aariz o ruKH par Thahar na jae

wo jalwa kya jo dida o dil mein utar na jae

tark-e-vatan ke baad qadr-e-vatan huī

barsoñ mirī nigāh meñ dīvār-o-dar phire

tark-e-watan ke baad hi qadr-e-watan hui

barson meri nigah mein diwar-o-dar phire

qaid-e-ġham-e-hayāt bhī kyā chiiz hai 'fanā'

rāh-e-farār mil na sakī umr-bhar phire

qaid-e-gham-e-hayat bhi kya chiz hai 'fana'

rah-e-farar mil na saki umr-bhar phire

rahtā hai vahāñ zikr-e-tuhūr-o-mai-e-kausar

ham aaj se kaabe ko bhī mai-ḳhāna kaheñge

rahta hai wahan zikr-e-tuhur-o-mai-e-kausar

hum aaj se kabe ko bhi mai-KHana kahenge