Wednesday, September 3, 2014

URDU POET TILOK CHAND MEHROOM WAS A GREAT LOVER OF KASHMIR


                                                                            




INDO PAK MUSHIARA MARCH  1952..


Indo Pak Mushaira  of 1952 was held at New Delhi  and presided over by well known freedom fighter Asaf Ali ( Husband of Aruna Asaf Ali ) . Asaf ali was Governor of Odisha at that point of time.You can also see Sufi Tabassum Noted Poet from Amritsar ( with a Karakulli type of cap ) in the picture .On his right side , you  can see young Josh Malihabaadi . To his left is Kanwar Mahinder singh Bedi . Close to mike and on  right hand side Asaf Ali is Tilok Chand Mehroom In Typical NWFP Kula and Pagri on his head. And on his right is Pandi Labhu Ram  "Josh" Malsiyani.



Sufi Tabassum  belonged to a kashmiri family from Amritsar that  migrated to Pakistan in 1947. Sufi Tabassum ( 1899-1878 ) wrote in three languages Persian , Urdu and Punjabi. He  was a successful  lyricist of Pakistani film Industry.The popular punjabi song " Meray shauq da nahin eitibaar teinuu, Aa ja vekh mera Intezaar Aa ja" is his composition.

Well known urdu poet Triloke Chand Mehroom ( 1877-1966 ) , Father of  Noted urdu Poet Jagan Nath Azad was also an acknowledged and respected urdu poet of the subcontinent .He was a patriot and secular personality .He visited kashmir many times prior to 1947 and happened to be  a great lover of its  natural beauty . He also felt intensely about the poverty that was visible almost  everywhere in kashmir at that point of time. 

I share some lines from Tilok Chand Mehroom's poem on kashmir.......


“ Tu Reshmi Doshaale Duniya ko de Rahaa hai ,

Tera Jamaal rangeen Rakhshaan hai cheethhadon mein ,
Daur e Khizaan Bhi Tera hai rashq e sadh Bahaaraan, 

Aey vaadi e Gul Afshaan……………..

Duniya ke Ahle imaan kehtain hain jis ko jannat ,
Sharmindaa ho ke tujh se Rooposh ho gayee hai,
Varnaa kahin to hotay Aasaar Bagh e Rizwaan,


Aey vaadi e Gul Afshaan…

 I quote his grand son Adarshazad Arora ,

"He and Dr Iqbal exchanged letters, and I saw two letters to him from Dr Iqbal in my father's study room.


There was adabi nok jhonk too. Tilok Chand Mahroom's couplet is known.

"Chorhi  jo Iqbal ne rah e watan parasti,
ga kar naya tarana sara jahan hamara,
humne bhi ek misre mein baat khatm kar di,
sara jahan tumhara hindustan hamara"

In his teens, Tilok Chand Mahroom sent a poem for review to the great Akbar Allahabadi, who was in the last phase of his life. Akbar wrote back, "Apke asaar ache hain", and composed a rubai in praise. Mahroom  also wrote a rubayi thanking Akbar Allahabadi..

"Hai daad ka musthik kalaam e mahroom,
lafzon ka jamaal aur maani ki hujoom.
hai inka sukhan mufeed-o-danish amooz,
inki nazmon ki hai baja mulk mein dhoom".
( Akbar Allahabadi )

"Tabai mauzoon khudai bartar se mili,
taseer e kalaam kalb e muztar se mili,
aya mujhko yakeen ki shair hun mein,
jab daad-e-sukhan janab akbar se mili "

( Autar Mota  03.09.2014 )


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