Friday, August 28, 2015

NARESH KUMAR " SHAAD" THE FORGOTTEN URDU POET OF INDIA

                                                                             
               (  first person sitting on left side is  Naresh kumar shaad . Photo 1965 source wikipedia )
                                                                 ( 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.  Noharia Ram Dard ,his father,   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 Dehlavi as his Ustaad happened to be Labhu Ram Josh Malsiyani. Labhu Ram Josh was a direct Disciple of Daag. He also had  close association with with Tilok Chand Mehroom  and Josh Malihabadi

Zindagi Naam hai Judaai ka
Aap Aaye to Mujh ko yaad Aaya

( Naresh Kumar shaad )


AdarshAzad Arora , Grandson of  Poet Tilok Chand Mehroom and son of Well Known Poet jagan Nath Azad  adds:



“ Naresh Kumar Shaad sahib resided in the quarters on the side of those little stair steps as one entered our haveli in Pul Bangash Delhi. He remains  unforgettable. I can never forget the way he wept loudly like a small child and clung to our grandfather Mahroom sahib's Arthi as it lay on the door ready for the final journey.Some days later he came again. He clung to grandmother's feet and wept loudly again.Shaad sahib kept on repeating the line as he wailed, "Mera ustaad mar gaya, mera ustad mar gaya".Those were the days of old  values ."
 
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..
(1)
Woh naamuraad huun me jahaane kharaab mein.
Ji's ne kiyaa shabaab ka maatam shabaab mein.
Aey shaad jinhey zindagi mein koyee gham
nahin,
Woh bhi to kahaan khush hain jahaane kharaab mein. .
(2)
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.
(3)
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.
(4)
Ek shab guzri thhi teray gaisooon ki chhaanv mein,
Umar bhar bekhwaabiyaan mera muqqdar ho gayeen..
(5)
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 


 

His collections of poetry include Butkada, Faryaad, Dastak, Lalkaarr, Aahatein, Qaashein, Aayaat-e Junoon, Phuaar, Sangam, Mera Muntakhib Kalam, Mera Kalam Nau ba Nau, and Wijdaan. His prose works are collected in Surkh Haashiye, Raakh Taley, Sarqa aur Tawaarud, Darling, Jaan Pehchaan, Mutalaye, Ghalib aur us ki Shairi, Paanch Maqbool Shair Aur Un Ki Shairi, and Paanch Maqbool Tanz-o-Mazah Nigaar.

Naresh Kumar Shaad also wrote Nazms. His most popular Nazms are Ek Aictress, Eiteraaf , kashamakash, Maslahat and  Ekk Aam Si Ladki. He breathed his last  on May 20, 1969 under Mysterious Circumstances. His body was found on the Banks of river Yamuna .



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