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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).

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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 5

gazab kiya, tere vade pe aitabar kiya
tamam rat qayamat ka intezar kiya


hansa hansa k shab-e-vasl ashk-bar kiya
tasalliyan mujhe de-de k beqarar kiya


ham aise mahv-e-nazara na the jo hosh ata
magar tumhare tagaful ne hoshiyar kiya


fasana-e-shab-e-gam un ko ek kahani thi
kuch aitabar kiya aur kuch na-aitabar kiya


ye kisne jalva hamare sar-e-mazar kiya
k dil se shor utha, hae! beqarar kiya


tarap phir ai dil-e-nadan, k gair kahte hain
akhir kuch na bani, sabr ikhtiyar kiya


bhula bhula k jataya hai unko...

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