Ranjish Hi Sahi ~ Ghazals/Poetry by Ahmed Faraz ~

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~ Remembering Ahmed Faraz ~








Ahmed Faraz is a familiar name to all poetry and ghazal lovers. 
His nazms and ghazals have been sung by leading ghazal singers.


His most famous ghazal 'Ranjish Hi Sahi' 
has been sung by leading ghazal singers including
Beghum Iqbal Bano, Farida Khanum, Mehdi Hassan and Ghulam Ali. 
Runa Laila, Talat Aziz,  Padmaja Joglekar 
and a few others have also sung this ghazal. 
I am not sure if Jagjit Singh has also sung 'Ranjish Hi Sahi'. 
Do let me know if you know about the same. 
I think Mehdi Hassan version is the best. 
Next I liked Runa Laila and Talat.


An accomplished poet of the recent times, Ahmed Faraz 
died a few days back (August 25) in Pakistan. 







Some of his popular ghazals are:


*Ranjish Hi Sahi Dil Hi Dukhane Ke Liye Aa*
 
*Ab Ke Hum Kabhi Bichden To Khwabon Mein Milen*

*Kathin Hai Raah Guzar Thodi Duur Saath Chalo*

*Aashiqi Bedili Se Mushqil Hai*

*Badan Mein Aag Si Chehra Gulab Jaisa Hai*

*Dost Bankar Bhi Nahin Saath Nibhane Vaale*



A few of my favourite couplets penned by Ahmed Faraz:


Jis simt bhi dekhun nazar aataa hai ke tum ho
Ai jaan-e-jahan ye koi tum saa hai ke tum ho
simt =  direction

Ye khwaab hai khushbuu hai ke jhonka hai ke pal hai
Ye dhundh hai baadal hai ke saayaa hai ke tum ho 

Ik dard ka phailaa hua sehra hai ke main hun
Ik mauj mein aayaa huaa dariya hai ke tum ho; 


***


Tu paas bhi ho to dil beqaraar apna hai
Ke hum ko tera nahin intazaar apna hai

Mile koi bhi tera zikr chhed deta hai
Ke jaise saaraa jahaa raazdaar apna hai; 


***


Us ko juda hue bhi zamana bahut huaa
Ab kyaa kahein ye qissa purana bahut huaa

Ab kyon na zindagi pe muhabbat ko vaar dein
Is aashiqi mein jaan se jaanaa bahut huaa 

Ab tak to dil ka dil se taarruf na ho sakaa
Mana ki us se milnaa-milaanaa bahut huaa;
taarruf = introduction


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In baarishon se dosti achchi nahi 'Faraz'
Kachcha tera makaan hai kuch to khayal kar;


***


Tum bhi khafa ho log bhi bereham hain doston
Ab ho chala yakin ke bure hum hain doston;


***


Karun na yaad agar kis tarah bhulaun usee
Ghazal bahana karun aur gungunau usee;


***


Is se pehle ke hum bewafa ho jaayein
Kyon na ai dost hum juda ho jaayein;









Listen to the ghazal 'Ranjish Hi Sahi' sung by Mehdi Hassan:



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the ghazal:


Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhane ke liye aa
Aa phir se mujhe chor ke jaane ke liye aa

Pehle se marasim na sahi phir bhi kabhi to
Rasm-o-reh-e-duniya hi nibhane ke liye aa
 
Kis-kis ko batayenge judaai ka sabab hum
Tu mujhse khafa hai to zamaane ke liye aa

Ab tak dil-e-khushfaham ko tujh se hain ummeedein
Yeh aakhari kshamme bhi bujhaane ke liye aa


Marasim = Relation/Relationship/Affinity 
Rasm-o-reh-e-duniya = Customs of the society
Sabab = Reason
Khafa = Angry
Dil-elkhushfaham = Optimistic heart
Kshamme = candles





 

रंजिश ही सही, दिल ही दुखाने के लिए आ
आ फिर से मुझे छोड़ के जाने के लिए आ 

पहले से मरासिम न सही, फिर भी कभी तो
रस्म-ओ-रह-ए-दुनिया ही निभाने के लिए आ

किस किस को बताएँगे जुदाई का सबब हम
तू मुझ से खफा है, तो ज़माने के लिए आ

अब तक दिल-ए-खुशफ़हम को तुझ से हैं उम्मीदें
यह आखिरी शमाएं भी बुझाने के लिए आ


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I think poets/writers don't die. 
They immortalize themselves in their works.
 
And an appropriate tribute to a poet could be 
reading and reciting his poems.
What say?

Enjoy the poetry! Enjoy the music!

 

 


Ujala / / 1 year ago
Ujala

awesome.


Ujala / / 1 year ago
Ujala

wow my favt ghazal.


Yasir / / 2 yrs ago
Yasir

Zulfen hain uski bheegi huyi raat ki tarah,
Lehja khushk khushk sa hai barsaat ki tarah,
Khushbu se us haseen ki mehki hai Qaayenaat,
Uska khyaal bhi hai mulaaqaat ki tarah.
yasir ki pasand


Yasir / / 2 yrs ago
Yasir

Karun na yaad agar kis tarah bhulaun usee
Ghazal bahana karun aur gungunau usee;


Yasir Arfat / / 2 yrs ago
Yasir Arfat

Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhane ke liye aa
Aa phir se mujhe chor ke jaane ke liye aa

Pehle se marasim na sahi phir bhi kabhi to
Rasm-o-reh-e-duniya hi nibhane ke liye aa

Kis-kis ko batayenge judaai ka sabab hum
Tu mujhse khafa hai to zamaane ke liye aa

Ab tak dil-e-khushfaham ko tujh se hain ummeedein
Yeh aakhari kshamme bhi bujhaane ke liye aa


lilraindrop19 / / 6 yrs ago
lilraindrop19

wat a knowledge1 i'm goin ga ga for that. i like the runa laila version. thanks for reminding & sharing .thanks again.lilraindrop


drpriya005 / / 6 yrs ago
drpriya005

hi friend,
it is really beautiful gazal. good one.
priya


komlet / / 6 yrs ago
komlet

my utterances, yes writers and poets immortalize themselves......loved to read this one....wonerdful


Sootradhaar / / 6 yrs ago
Sootradhaar

hi mu...sical !

jo log bhi gazal pasand karte hain un logon ne yah gazal kabhi na kabhi suni jaroor hogi....ek do couplets aqsar log quote bhi karte hain.....!

.....aap ne apni pasand ke jo couplets diye hain un me se kisi ek ko pasand karna bada mushkil hai ..kyon ki wo aap ki pasand hai tao sabhi laazbaab hain phir bhi ek jaroor apni pasand likhoonga...



          " tum bhi khafa ho log bhi bereham hain dosto

             ab ho chala yaqeen ki bure hain hum dosto "



shotradhaar


my utterances / / 6 yrs ago
my utterances

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at times i gather information from various sources, including websites.  i don't have a great memory, you see.  this blog happened by chance. as i told vsgopal, i read about the poet's demise and this ghazal came to mind. i am glad that you liked the blog/ghazals. i also like runa laila's version (after mh's).  i also think jagjit singh has not sung this ghazal. i am amazed at this. i think jagjit singh prefers to sing sudarshan fakir's and nida fazli's poetry more than other poets. thanks for the appreciation. cheers and regards.