Tweet us today with author birthdays!
|Majrooh Sultanpuri (Asrar Hussain Khan) (b. 1919) – Indian poet (Urdu language); Bollywood film lyricist – Never Mind Your Chains (1999)|
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]
Read about the film Kala Pani here