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Firaq

Firaq Gorakhpuri

Shaam bhi thi dhuan dhuan
Husn bhi tha udaas udaas
Dil ko kayi kahaniya, yaad si aake reh gayi

The evening was smokey, her elegance was sorrowful
Many forgotten stories were recollected by the heart

This mesmerizing couplet penned by Raghupati Sahay urf Firaq Gorakhpuri was quoted in the popular film Zindagi na milegi dobara, by Farhan Akhtar’s character, Imran who plays a poet in the film.

Here is a link to some of the poems narrated by Farhan Akhtar in the film, many of which were also penned by Javed Akhtar: