Revisting Some of Veteran Poet Rahat Indori’s Gems

Revisting Some of Veteran Poet Rahat Indori’s Gems

Virtuoso Urdu poet and Shayar, Rahat Indori, passed away on Tuesday evening. Rahat Sahab was struggling with poor health for a long time and was also discovered to be Covid-19 positive. A celebrated poet who received love not just from India but overseas as well. Mr. Indori authored more than half a dozen books such as Qalandar, Mere baad, and Dhoop Bahut Hai. 

A painter turned professor, poet, and Hindi film lyricist, Mr. Indori was bestowed with countless awards and honors. A gentleman in the truest sense of the word, Indori Sahab had philosophical inclinations and was known for his poetic brilliance and commitment to work. His style of recitation was unique and had a flare like no other. In a world riddled with uncertainty and chaos, Rahat Sahab’s poetry made us see the problems in a different light. He leaves behind a rich legacy of poems, Shayaris, and an everlasting memory in the hearts of his listeners. To honor his memory we leave you with some of his heart touching and classic Shayaris.  

Uski yaad aayi hai sanson zara ahista chalo,

Dhadkanon se bhi ibadat mein khalal padta hai

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Aankh mein paani rakho honton pe chingari rakho,

Zinda rehna hai toh tarkiben bahut saari rakho

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Shankhon se tuut jaaye vo patte nahin hain hum,

Aandhi se koi keh de aukaat main rahe

Bahut ghurur hai dariya ko apne hone par,

Jo meri pyaas se uljhe toh dhajiyaan udd jaaye

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Log har mod pe ruk ruk ke sambhalte kyun hain,

Itna darte hai toh ghar se nikalte kyun hain 

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Ek hi nadi ke hain yeh do kina do kinaare doston,

Dostaana zindagi se maut se yaari Rakho 

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Naye kirdaar aate jaa rahe hain,

Magar naatak purana chal raha hai 

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Main woh dariya hoon ki har boond bhawar hai jiski,

Tumne accha hi kiya mujhse kinara karke

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Na humsafar na humnashi na se niklega,

Hamare paanv ka kaatan hamin se niklega

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Agar khilaaf hai, hone do, jaan thodi hai,

Yeh sab dhuaan hai, koi aasmaan thodi hai

Lagegi aag toh aayenge ghar kayi zadd main,

Yahan par sirf hamara makaan thodi hai

Main jaanta hoon ki dushman bhi kam nahi hai lekin,

Hamari taraha hatheli pe jaan thodi hai

Hamare muh se jo nikle wahi sadakat hai,

Hamare muh mein tumhaari zabaan thodi hai

Jo aaj saahib-ae-mansad hai kal nahi honge,

Kiraaedaar hai jaati makaan thodi hai

Sabhi ka khoon shamil hai yahan ki mitti mein,

Kisi k baap ka hindustaan thodi hai 

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