Lyrics: Shaz Tamkanat. Music: Vithal Rao.
Based in raag Pilu and a 6 beat rhythm.
A contemporary poet famous all over India, Shaz Tamkanat was a lecturer at Anwar-U-Loom College in Hyderabad. He passed away in 1998.
Koi tanhai ka ehsaas dilata heh mujhe.
Mai bohot duur hoon nazdeek bulata heh mujhe
Manai mehsoos kiya sheher kai hangmai mai.
Koi sehera mai heh sehera mai bulata hai mujhe
Too kahan hai ke terai zulf ka saya saya.
Har ghani chaun mai leh ja ke bithata hai mujhe
Shaz ab kaun si tehreer ko takdeer kahoon.
Koi likhta hai mujhe koi mittata hai mujhe
I am far away from the one I love. The thought of my lover makes me realize my loneliness but also draws me closer to them.
In this crowd I am not alone but I am lonely. Yet even in the desert I would not be lonely if I had the company of my lover.
I am drawn to every bit of shade thinking that it may be the shadow of your long, luscious hair.
I am not sure about my fate anymore. I don't know which fate to believe in -- the one that my admirers paint for me or the one that my enemies create.
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