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 sochte haiñ lā.eñge tujh kahāñ se ham


uThne ko uTh to aa.e tire āstāñ se ham

alag baiThe the phir bhī aañkh saaqī paḌī ham par


agar hai tishnagī kāmil to paimāne bhī ā.eñge

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

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

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

'majrūh' likh rahe haiñ vo ahl-e-vafā naam


ham bhī khaḌe hue haiñ gunahgār tarah

'majrūh' qāfile mire dāstāñ ye hai


rahbar ne mil ke luuT liyā rāhzan ke saath

rahte the kabhī jin ke dil meñ ham jaan se bhī pyāroñ tarah


baiThe haiñ unhīñ ke kūche meñ ham aaj gunahgāroñ tarah

rok saktā hameñ zindān-e-balā kyā 'majrūh'


ham to āvāz haiñ dīvār se chhan jaate haiñ

sair-e-sāhil kar chuke ai mauj-e-sāhil sar na maar


tujh se kyā bahleñge tūfānoñ ke bahlā.e hue

shab-e-intizār kashmakash meñ na pūchh kaise sahar huī


kabhī ik charāġh jalā diyā kabhī ik charāġh bujhā diyā

sunte haiñ ki kāñTe se gul tak haiñ raah meñ lākhoñ vīrāne


kahtā hai magar ye azm-e-junūñ sahrā se gulistāñ duur nahīñ

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