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Jurat Qalandar Bakhsh

1748 - 1809 | Lucknow, India

Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth

Known for depicting romantic encounters with the beloved in lurid details. Lost his eye sight in the prime of youth

Profile of Jurat Qalandar Bakhsh

Pen Name : 'Jurat'

Real Name : Yahya Aman

Born :Faizabad, Uttar pradesh

Died : Lucknow, Uttar pradesh

Relatives : Jafar Ali Hasrat (Mentor)

aañkh lagtī nahīñ 'jur.at' mirī ab saarī raat

aañkh lagte ye kaisā mujhe āzār lagā

aankh lagti nahin 'jurat' meri ab sari raat

aankh lagte hi ye kaisa mujhe aazar laga

Qalandar Bakhsh Jurat is a distinguished poet of the Lucknow school. He was born in Delhi and was brought up in Faizabad and then moved to Lucknow, where he entered the service of Mirza Suleman Shakoh. His real name was Yahya Aman. He lost his eyesight very early in life. Despite the occassional favours from nobility, his financial position remained precarious and his pain was further intensified by his early blindness. Jurat's poetry reflects the enjoyable atmosphere of Lucknow in those days. He was essentially a songster of romance and love. However, some of his verses reflect his depression and distress at the social and political chaos that prevailed at that time. Like Inshaa, he was a great favourite with the nobility, whom he amused with his wit and anecdotes.

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