Daagh Dehlvi

(1831-1905 / Dehli / India)

Daagh Dehlvi
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Nawab Mirza Khan, commonly known as Daagh Dehlvi was an outstanding Mughal poet famous for his Urdu ghazals and belonged to the Delhi school of Urdu poetry. He wrote poems and ghazals under the takhallus (Urdu word for nom de plume) 'Daagh Dehlvi' (the meanings of 'Daagh', an Urdu noun, include stain, grief and taint while 'Dehlvi' means belonging to or from Delhi).

Life

He lost his father at the age of six and was brought up by his stepfather, Mirza Muhammad Fakhroo, who was heir to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor. On Fakhroo's death in 1865, Daagh left Delhi for Rampur where he went into government service and lived comfortably for 24 years. There ... more »

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Ghazal 2

arazu hai vafa kare koi
ji na chahe to kya kare koi


gar marz ho dava kare koi
marne vale ka kya kare koi


koste hain jale hue kya kya
apne haq main dua kare koi


un se sab apni apni kahte hain
mera matalab ada kare koi

tum sarapa ho surat-e-tasvir
tum se phir bat kya kare koi


jis main lakhon baras ki huren hon
aisi jannat ko kya kare koi

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