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Immortal couplets on soul's love by Urdu poet : Firaq Gorakhpuri

Firaq Gorakhpuri's birth anniversary: The Legendary Urdu poet who touched the souls of millions!

Firaq Gorakhpuri 124th birth anniversary: Kavishala remembers and celebrates the Padma Bhushan awardee along with his Urdu couplets on love and life that are still liked by million people :


ek muddat se tirī yaad bhī aa.ī na hameñ

aur ham bhuul ga.e hoñ tujhe aisā bhī nahīñ



bahut pahle se un qadmoñ kī aahaT jaan lete haiñ

tujhe ai zindagī ham duur se pahchān lete haiñ



koī samjhe to ek baat kahūñ

ishq taufīq hai gunāh nahīñ


Popularly known to be at par with Ghalib and Meer, the most remarkable Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpuri’s 124th birth anniversary is cherished by Kavishala.

He was born on August 28, 1896, in Banwarpar village under the Gola Block of Gorakhpur. Firaq Gorakhpuri is the pen title given to Raghupati Sahay who gave Urdu literature some of the immortal creations and raised up to become an inspiration to a hundred writers, poets, and freedom fighters.

Being a master in three languages, Firaq’s soul resides in the heart of civilians at Gorakhpur and he is yet remembered not only for his contributions to Literature but also to the Indian freedom struggles.

He was also one of the close friends of former prime minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Then and there Firaq’s residence Laxmi Nivas was converted to Saraswati Shishu Mandir, a junior high school managed by RSS since 1980.

Here's a fact that would catch your attention that In 1920 during the non-cooperation movement led and called upon by Mahatma Gandhi, Firaq dropped off from his job as a PCS officer of British India. He was punished into jail and even served 18 mon

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