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Urdu ‘Munir Niazi

Todna, toote hue dil ka, bura hota hai,
Jiska koi nahi, uska toh khuda hota hai.

Maang kar tumse khushi loon, mujhe manzoor nahi,
Kiska, maangi hui daulat se, bhalaa hota hai.

Log naahak, kisi majboor ko kehte hain bura,
Aadmi achche hain, par waqt bura hota hai.

Kyun MUNIR, apni tabaahi ka ye kaisa shikwa,
Jitna taqdeer mein likha hai, adaa hota hai

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  • Munir Niazi (1928–2006)

    Munir Ahmad, better known as Munir Niazi, SI (1928-2006) was one of the best-known and admired Urdu poets from Pakistan who also produced good poetry in the Panjabi language.

    Niazi was born in Khanpur on 19 April 1928, a village near Hushiyarpur, India. He hails from the famous Niazi tribe. He was initially educated at Khanpur and after the partition of India he migrated to newly independent Pakistan and settled in Sahiwal, where he passed his matriculation. He earned an intermediate degree from S.E. College, Bahawalpur and a B.A. from Diyal Singh College in Lahore, Pakistan.

    Munir Niazi launched a weekly, Saat Rang, from Sahiwal in 1949. He wrote numerous songs for films and made his name as the foremost movie song writer of Pakistan. He also wrote for newspapers, magazines and radio. In 1960 he established a publication institute, Al-Misal. Lately he was associated with Lahore Television and lived in Lahore till his death.

    Taiz Hawa Aur Tanha Phool, Jungle mein Dhanak, Dushmanoon Kai Darmiyan Sham and Mah-e-Munir are his popular Urdu publications. In Punjabi he has published Safar di Raat, Char Chup Cheezan and Rasta Dasan Walay Tarey. His effective imagery conveys pictures in few words. He has experimented with poetic forms and has tried to create a new style, rhythm and diction in Urdu poetry. Innocence, mythology, nostalgia, dreams, eroticism, and romance are some of his most common themes.

    Munir Niazi died of respiratory illness on 26 December 2006 in Lahore.

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