Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another take on shayari by introducing...

Khamakhaan Hyderabadi or Khamakhawah Hyderabadi i.e.

खामखाँ हैदराबादी या खामख्वाह हैदराबादी!!!

Some beautiful & thought-provoking shers/ghazals by the above-mentioned poet are in store today. This is the first post of August and hoping the second one will appear before the end of this month. Though I don't have any readable material right now to write about in a week or so!

Let me not bother you with my 'predicament' in this post and get to the subject matter as fast as possible which is to post some of the videos I discovered on YouTube...

These videos do not have good audio but bear with it and after sometime you will get good at filtering out the static and picking-up the 'real signal'. Just to whet your appetite, one sher (?) is written below every video in which it appears:

मोहब्बत में मरते तो हैं खामखाँ सब,
जनाजा किसीका न देखा निकलते हुए
[Mohabbat mein marte to hain khamakhaan sab,
Janaaja kisika na dekha nikalte hue.]
Also,
माशूक़ हो हसीन ये जरूरी नहीं, मगर
आशिक़ को चाहिए की वो अंधा जरूर हो
[Maashuq ho haseeen ye jarooree nahin, magar
Aashiq ko chahiye ki wo andha jaroor ho.]

कर्ज़ भी मांगो तो मांगो इतनी खुद्दारी के साथ,
कर्ज़ देने वाला देकर तुमसे शर्मिंदा रहे
मैं भी एक दिन कर्ज़ लौटा दूंगा सबका खामखाँ,
लेने वाला मेरे देने तक अगर जिंदा रहे
[Karz bhi maango to maango itni khuddari ke saath,
Karz dene wala dekar tumse sharminda rahe.
Main bhi ek din karz lauta dunga sabka khamakhaan,
Lene wala mere dene tak agar jinda rahe.]

बुजदिल है वो जो जीते जी मरने से डर गया,
एक मईच था जो काम ही कुछ और कर गया
जब मौत आकू मेरेकू करने लगी सलाम,
मैं वालैकुम सलाम बोला और मर गया
[Buzdil hai wo jo jeete jee marne se dar gaya,
Ek maeech that jo kaam hi kuch aur kar gaya.
Jab maut aaku mereku karne lagee salaam,
Main waalaikum salaam bola aur mar gaya.]

बेहतर है मौत खामखाँ, देती तो है कफ़न,
'गर ज़िन्दगी का बस चले, कपड़े उतार ले
[Behatar hai maut khamakhaan, deti to hai kafan,
'Gar zindagi ka bas chale, kapade utaar le.]
Also,
बीवी को सौत दे या मुझे मौत दे, ख़ुदा!
उठते नहीं हैं हाथ, मेरे इस दुआ के बाद!!
[Biwi ko saut de ya mujhe maut de, Khuda!
Uthte nahin hain haath, mere iss dua ke baad!!]

The following videos have better audio and many shers recited above can be heard clearly here! There are some new ones also. So enjoy...

That is all for today, I guess. Don't have any more wisdom to share. If you would like to hear some more, here is the new Beginning:

Girgit Ahmedabadi