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“Qaasid” means “a messenger”

Aati hai baat baat mujhe baar baar yaad
Kehta hoon daud daud ke qaasid se raah mein
– ‘Daag’

Qaasid ke aate aate khat ek aur likh rakhoon
Main jaanta hoon jo wo likhenge jawaab mein
– ‘Ghalib’

Below is a scene from the Mirza Ghalib TV serial that provides a context to using the word ‘qaasid’ and is followed by the couplet mentioned above and the popular ghazal, Kab Se Hoon Kya Bataoon Jahaan-e-kharab mein…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9EkQHjWK_I

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