Munnawwar Rana, a renounced modern Urdu poet is famous for his notable feature of poetry who keeps his verses subtle with no flowery language, which is the reason of his striking success. Most of his poems are inclined towards Mother as the prime subject, much different from other poets who usually talk about lost love in their verses.
64 year old Munnawwar Rana hails from Rae Bareily and is currently residing in Lucknow, U.P. with his family. He has been acknowledged with many awards and achievements since he began poetry but, in year 2014 when he was awarded with “Sahitya Akademi Award for Urdu in Literature” he fell into false allegations and irrelevant conspiracies from ruling party. In year 2015 he returned the award and vowed to never accept any awards in future and remain a shayar, luring his listeners with his couplets for a lifetime.
It’s difficult to present his masterpieces in one space, still we have tried to present you his 10 very popular poetry (shayri) of all time. Some are witty, some are dark and some are just few couplet from a ghazal.
List of some of his memorable verses :
Caution: Don’t miss the 10th one.
Thakan Ko Odh Ke Bistar Mai Jakar Let Gaye,
Hum Apni Qabr-e-Mukarrar Mai Jakar Let Gaye,
Tamaam Umar Hum Ek Dusre Se Ladte Rahe,
Mare To Barabar Mai Jakar Let Gaye.
Aa Kahin Milte Hain Hum Ke Baharein Aa Jayein,
Issey Pehle Ke Talluk Mai Dararein Aa Jayein,
Ye Jo Khuddari Ka Maila Sa Angocha Hai Mera,
Mai Agar Bech Du To Kai Caarein Aa Jayein.
Darbar Mai jab Auhdo Ke Liye Pairo Mai Ana (Swabhimaan) Gir Jaati Hai,
Kaumo Ke Sar Jhuk Jaate Hain Chakra Ke Haya Gir Jati Hai,
Ab Tak To Hamari Aankhon Ne Bas Do Hi Tamashe Dekhe Hain,
Ya Kaum Ke Rehber Girte Hain, Ya Loksabha Gir Jati Hai.
So Jata Hai Footpath pe Akhbaar Bicha Kar,
Mazdoor Kabhi Neend Ki Goli Nahi Khata.
Bacchon Ki Fees, Un Ki Kitaabein, Kalam, Davaat
Meri Gareeb Aankhon Mai School Chubh Gya.
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