LitBirthdays October 1

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October 1

ScreenShot001 Majrooh Sultanpuri (Asrar Hussain Khan) (b. 1919) – Indian poet (Urdu language); Bollywood film lyricist – Never Mind Your Chains (1999)

Read about Majrooh Sultanpuri here and here and here

Excerpt from one of his poems:

Kabhie jaad e talab se /whenever I have returned disappointed
jo phira hoon dil shikasta / from a journey of vain desire,
teri arzoo ne haskar / the arms of your longing
vahiN daal di hain bahen / became my refuge.

Watch some of Majrooh’s classic “geets” from the film Kala Pani / Life Sentence (1958) [Minute 55:30]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxj6O2PBnM

Read about the film Kala Pani here


 

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