Monday, January 09, 2006

A Tribute to Majaz Lakhnawi

"Majaz" or "Majaz Lakhnawi" who's original name was Asrar-ul-Haq, was the poet who composed the unfogettable Aligarh Tarana. Unfortunately, he is not too often remembered by those sing the tarana written by him.

Majaz never got his due while he was alive and died a tragic death. Fortunately, people are slowly realizing his importance and a couple of functions were organized to commemorate his 50th death anniversary which fell on 5th December 2005.

Here's a tribute to Majaz, penned by a senior Aligarian based in Muscat. His name is Jawaid Iqbal and his nom de plume (takhallus) is Jawaid Badauni as he hails from a place called Badaun, situated in Uttar Pradesh, India.



Gaatey haiN log shauq se gana "Majaz" ka
HonToN peh aaj tak hai tarana “Majaz” ka

Yeh bhi hai gulsitaN se mohabbat ki ik miSaal
Bulbul chaman ka Khud ko banana “Majaz” ka

Ik umr unki yaad meN roti rahee Ghazal
Marg-e suKhan tha duniya se jana “Majaz” ka

BAAd-e Majaz samjhe haiN log unki manzilat
Hai kitna dardnaak fasana “Majaz” ka

Kuch jaandaar GhazaleN theeN kuch shandaar geet
Duniya meN bus yehee tha Khazana “Majaz” ka

MaiKhana ilm-o-fun ka bhulaye to kis tarah
Sahbaa-e fikr-o-fun men nahana Majaz ka

Tu so gaya tarana tira jaagta rahaa
Kah de koii hilake yeh shana “Majaz” ka

Jawaid, yeh “Majaz” ke naGhme ka hai aSar
Dil sub ka ban gaya hai diwanah “Majaz” ka
~ Jawaid Badauni

2 Comments:

Anonymous Syed Hasan Mahmood said...

Good work Qais.Its a tribute by you to our great Alma mater.

May Allah bless you.

regards
Hasan Mahmood

Monday, December 25, 2006 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger Nyayman said...

Jawaid badauni ne bada kaam kar diya
Bhoole, bisre Majaaz ko phir zinda kar diya!

Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:01:00 AM  

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