( Naresh Kumar Shaad )
Aqal se sirf zehan Roshan thaa
Ishq ne dil mein roshini ki hai...
(Naresh Kumar shaad)
NARESH KUMAR SHAAD( 1927_1969)
Like Manto, Salaam Machhalishehri and Majaz, Naresh kumar Shaad also died young due to liquor induced liver Cirrhosis. .Salaam ,Naresh and Majaz were close friends as well.
Naresh was a restless soul. He changed many places and so many jobs. Resigned from a govt job, co edited a newspaper and then a literary magazine. He was from UP an his father too was a well known urdu poet.
Born in a small town Yahiyapur near Khatauli (UP ) and lived mostly in Kanpur and Delhi. Qa’taa and Rubaai is his forte . He is an indirect disciple of Daag Dejlavi as his Ustaad happened to be Labhu Ram Josh Malsiyani. Labhu Ram Josh was a direct Disciple of Daag.
In 1958, he wrote a powerful poem "leader" which even Nehru liked when shaad read it in a Mushiara at Delhi.This poem is true for today's failed political leadership.A failed leadership that happens to be the core cause of many problems that our country is facing at the moment ..I quote some lines from this poem..
Zang aalood sahi phir bhi awaami jazbe,
Rang aur nasl ke paaband raheingay kab tak.
Aur sadiyon ke siyaah bakht sitamkhurda bashar,
Nit naye zulm naye zorr saheingay kab tak.
Qaayade qaum junoonkheiz. Fazaaon se na kheil,
Laal pariyon ke chhalkatey huve khwaabon mein na jhoom.
Waqt ke eik Hi karawat ke badal jaane se,
Teri jaanib bhi lapak saktein hain bhookhon ke hujoom...
He wrote Rubai, qitaa and Gazal. A sample..
Woh naamuraad huun me jahaane kharaab mein.
Ji's ne kiyaa shabaab ka maatam shabaab mein.
Aey shaad jinhey zindagi mein koyee gham
Woh bhi to kahaan khush hain jahaane kharaab mein. .
Maine har gham Khushi mein daahla hai
Meraa har ek chalan niraala hai
Log jin haadson se maratey hain,
Mujh ko unn haadason ne paala hai.
Phir iss duniyaa se umeede vafa hai
Tujhe Aey zindagi kyaa ho gayaa hai
Kahaan huun " Shaad" me to Shaad sa huun
Woh shaade khushnumaa to Mar chukaa hai.
Ek shab guzri thhi teray gaisooon ki chhaanv mein,
Umar bhar bekhwaabiyaan mera muqqdar ho gayeen..
Dile be -mudaaa diya hai mujhe
Dene waale ne kyaa diya hai mujhe
Mujh ko duniyaa ka tajruba Hi nahin,
Tajrube ne bataa diya hai mujhe
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