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Monday, July 27, 2020

Classical master poet Brijmohan Dattatreya Kaifi's ghazal: Aur hi kuchh baagh-e-aalam ki hawa ho jayegi...



Pt Brijmohan Dattatreya 'Kaifi' [alternative spelling: Brajmohan Datatriya], who was born in 1866, was a renowned Urdu poet, scholar of Urdu-Persian, author and a master of classical Urdu. 
He represented the Dehlvi school and along with Nawab Saae'l, Bekhud Dehlvi and Amanarth Sahir, formed the quartet of Urdu legends in Delhi. He passed away in 1955. Now read the ghazal: 

देख लेना तुम कि दुनिया क्या से क्या हो जाएगी
और ही कुछ बाग़-ए-आलम की हवा हो जाएगी

क़िस्से सब दैर-ओ-हरम के मिट जाने को हैं
बांग, नाक़ूस ओ अज़ाँ की हमनवा हो जायेगी

तंग-नज़री और तअस्सुब का अमल उठ जायेगा
क़ौमियत, इंसानियत का आइना हो जायेगी

अम्न, जंग और अज़्म-ए-ख़ूंरेज़ी पे ग़ालिब आएगा
वजह हुब्बे ख़ल्क़, हुब्बे किब्रिया हो जाएगी

ये जो है बैत-उल-हिज़्न, हो जायेगा दार-उस-सुरूर
तुम फ़ना जिसको समझते हो बक़ा हो जाएगी

ब्रजमोहन दत्तात्रेय कैफ़ी 

In Roman English transliteration:

dekh lena tum ki dunyaa, kya se kya ho jayegi
aur hi kuchh, baaGh-e-aalam ki hawaa ho jayegi

qisse sab dair-o-haram ke miT jaane ko haiN
baang, naaqoos-o-azaa.n ki hamnavaa ho jayegi

tang-nazri aur taa'ssub ka amal uTh jayega
qaumiyat, insaaniyat ka aaina ho jayegi

aman, jang aur azm-e-khoo.n-rezi pe Ghaalib aayega
wajah hubbe-khalq, hubbe kibriya ho jayegi

ye jo hai bait-ul-hizn, ho jayega daar-us-suroor
tum fanaa jisko samajhte ho, baqaa ho jayegi

Brajmohan Dattatreya 'Kaifi'

[*It is more likely that he spelt his name--Brajmohan Datatriya]

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