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Given Below is a poem written by poet Jan Nisar Akhtar along with its English Translation.

Jan Nisar Akhtar’s son Javed Akhtar has written lyrics for a very popular song ” Ek Ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga” One can feel the similarity in style and flavor between the two works of the Father and the Son.

aahat si koi aaye toh lagtaa hai ke tum ho

saayaa koi laharaaye toh lagtaa hai ke tum ho

 jab shaakh koi haath lagaate hi chaman me

sharmaae lachak jaaye toh lagtaa hai ke tum ho

 sadal se mahakati hui puraqaif hawaa kaa

jhokaa koi takaraaye toh lagtaa hai ke tum ho

odhe hue taaro ki chamakati hui chaadar

nadiyaa koi bal khaaye toh lagtaa hai ke tum ho

jab raat gaye koi kiran mere baraabar

chupachaap se so jaaye toh lagtaa hai ke tum ho

 

 Translation:

When I hear the sound of footsteps, I feel like it is you.

When a wavering shadow is cast, I feel like it is you.

When someone touches a branch in the garden, and it softly shies away,I feel like it is you.

When the intoxicated fragrance of sandalwood, clashes with the blowing wind, I feel like it is you.

When the star lit sky, swerves the rivulets, I feel like it is you.

When at night a ray of light, comes and quietly sleeps besides me, I feel like it is you.

 

Given below is the link to to this poem sung by Abida Parveen: