Wednesday, March 1, 2017

D P DHAR WAS WRITING URDU POETRY WITH '" RAUNAQ " AS HIS PSEUDONYM (TAKHALLUS) ..



                                                                          

D P DHAR WAS WRITING URDU POETRY WITH '" RAUNAQ " AS HIS  PSEUDONYM (TAKHALLUS)

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 Not many People know that late D P Dhar (India’s ambassador to Moscow , The Architect of Indo Soviet Treaty, Advisor to PM, Planning Minister Government of India and  Chairman Planning commission )  was also writing Urdu Poetry and his Pen name was "RAUNAQ".It was a happy chance for D P Dhar to come in close contact with a Faquir Poet of Mysterious origin known as   Aamil Darvesh. Aamil was a tall but lean  Mystic  who lived in a wooden coffin on the bank of Dal lake in an Orchard that belonged to One Girdhari lal Bhan. And this Girdhari lal Bhan was  DP’s maternal uncle. Many leading poets from india came to meet Aamil Darvesh and thereby DP also came into contact with Hafeez jalandhari, Ehsan-bin Daanish , Ravish Siddiqui, Sagar Nizami and Anwar Sabri. 

Aamil was DP's poetic Guru. A Couplet written by DP Dhar " Raunaq " goes as under ...

Bazm e Khoobaan se Mujhe Soo e Biyabaan le chali
Kis Qadhar Vehshat Talab Taseer iss ki Dekhnaa

Quite often , Aamil Darvesh stayed at D P Dhar's residence .

Apart from Poetry , Cricket also attracted young DP. He was the  president of Idgaah Cricket Association. DP loved small gatherings . In khadi dress , he looked two decades younger than  his real age , in three piece suits , he looked like a smart American and in a Russian Dress , he looked like a Marshall. In the company of intellectuals , he was at his best.  



( Source MULAQAAT .. Interview of poet Dina Nath Naadim by M Y Taing and  Information collected from late Moti Lal Mattoo of  Rainawari)

( Autar Mota )





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