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Arzoo Lakhnavi

1873 – 1951 ! Karachi, Pakistan.

Arzoo Lakhnavi was born on 16 Feb 1873 Lucknow, India. His real name was Mohammad Hussain. Aarzoo Lakhnavi was one of the most respected poets of his era. He ad moved to Bombay in 1942, where he wrote lyrics and dialogues for films. Later, he migrated to Karachi and joined Radio Pakistan. Though he had also written plays and other forms of poetry, he rose to fame mainly because of his ghazals. Three collections of Aarzoo’s ghazals, viz., Fughan-e-Aarzoo, Jahan-e-Aarzoo and Nishan-e-Aarzoo have been popular with the Urdu readers. He died on 17 Apr 1951 Karachi, Pakistan.

Kisne bhige hue balon se ye jhatka paani

Kisne bhige hue balon se ye jhatka paani, Jhum kar aayi ghata tut ke barsa paani. Koi matwali ghata thi ke jawani ki umang, Ji baha le gaya barsat ka pahla paani. Tiktiki bandhe wo firte hai main is fikr mein hun, Kahi khaane lage na chakkar ye gahara paani. …

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