MAJROOH SULTANPURI

  • 1919-2000

One of the most lyrical of ghazal poets associated with progressive movement.Outstanding film lyricist. Recipient of Dada Sahab Phalke award.

One of the most lyrical of ghazal poets associated with progressive movement.Outstanding film lyricist. Recipient of Dada Sahab Phalke award.

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ab kārgah-e-dahr meñ lagtā hai bahut dil


ai dost kahīñ ye bhī tirā ġham to nahīñ hai

ab sochte haiñ lā.eñge tujh kahāñ se ham


uThne ko uTh to aa.e tire āstāñ se ham

aise hans hans ke na dekhā karo sab jānib


log aisī adāoñ pe fidā hote haiñ

alag baiThe the phir bhī aañkh saaqī paḌī ham par


agar hai tishnagī kāmil to paimāne bhī ā.eñge

ashkoñ meñ rañg-o-bū-e-chaman duur tak mile


jis dam asiir ho ke chale gulsitāñ se ham

baḌhā.ī mai jo mohabbat se aaj saaqī ne


ye kāñpe haath ki sāġhar bhī ham uThā na sake

bachā liyā mujhe tūfāñ mauj ne varna


kināre vaale safīna mirā Dubo dete

bahāne aur bhī hote jo zindagī ke liye


ham ek baar tirī aarzū bhī kho dete

be-tesha-e-nazar na chalo raah-e-raftagāñ


har naqsh-e-pā buland hai dīvār tarah

dast-e-pur-ḳhuuñ ko kaf-e-dast-e-nigārāñ samjhe


qatl-gah thī jise ham mahfil-e-yārāñ samjhe

dekh zindāñ se pare rañg-e-chaman josh-e-bahār


raqs karnā hai to phir paañv zanjīr na dekh

dil tamannā thī mastī meñ manzil se bhī duur nikalte


apnā bhī koī sāthī hotā ham bhī bahakte chalte chalte

fareb-e-saaqi-e-mahfil na pūchhiye 'majrūh'


sharāb ek hai badle hue haiñ paimāne

ġham-e-hayāt ne āvāra kar diyā varna


thī aarzū ki tire dar pe sub.h o shaam kareñ

guloñ se bhī na huā jo mirā patā dete


sabā uḌātī phirī ḳhaak āshiyāne

ham haiñ ka.aba ham haiñ but-ḳhāna hamīñ haiñ kā.enāt


ho sake to ḳhud ko bhī ik baar sajda kījiye

ham ko junūñ kyā sikhlāte ho ham the pareshāñ tum se ziyāda


chaak kiye haiñ ham ne azīzo chaar garebāñ tum se ziyāda

haT ke rū-e-yaar se taz.īn-e-aalam kar ga.iiñ


vo nigāheñ jin ko ab tak rā.egāñ samjhā thā maiñ

jafā ke zikr pe tum kyuuñ sambhal ke baiTh ga.e


tumhārī baat nahīñ baat hai zamāne

jalā ke mish.al-e-jaañ ham junūñ-sifāt chale


jo ghar ko aag lagā.e hamāre saath chale

kahāñ bach kar chalī ai fasl-e-gul mujh aabla-pā se


mire qadmoñ gul-kaarī bayābāñ se chaman tak hai

koī ham-dam na rahā koī sahārā na rahā


ham kisī ke na rahe koī hamārā na rahā

kuchh batā nasheman patā


maiñ to ai baad-e-sabā bhuul gayā

maiñ akelā chalā thā jānib-e-manzil magar


log saath aate ga.e aur kārvāñ bantā gayā

maiñ ki ek mehnat-kash maiñ ki tīrgī-dushman


sub.h-e-nau ibārat hai mere muskurāne se

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