PAK POET'S LATEST RELEASE

Famous poet and Unani medicine doctor of the Indo-Pak subcontinent, Hakeem Nasir has just released his first collection (Dewan in Urdu) of poems by the name, 'Deewana Bana Rakha Hai', in Karachi. The title comes from his popular Ghazal, ...

By Mohammad Abdul Qudoos

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Published: Sat 30 Jul 2005, 12:42 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:19 PM

one of its verse being, Jab Say Tu Nay Mujhay Deewana Bana Rakha Hai, Sung Har Shaqs Nay Haatoun May Uttha Rakha Hai. Nasir has printed this verse with a black and white photograph of his younger days on the back cover of his collection.

A verse from another popular Ghazal reads, Mera Har Sher Parhain Log Dua Ki Manind, Mujh Ko Shaer To Banaya Hai Qalander Kar Day. This verse has been printed on the cover of the book with his current colour photograph. "I have come to be known by these two verses," Nasir said in an interview during a visit to Dubai yesterday, explaining why he has used these two verses on the covers of his collection.

He said that 80 of the Ghazals have been sung by prominent Pakistani and Indian singers such as late Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hassan, Iqbal Bano, Abida Perveen, Farida Khanum, Ghulam Farid Sabri, Hari Haran, Roshna Natkar and others. Singer Abida was the one who sang Deewana Bana Rakha Hai.

Another favourite verse of Nasir is, Uski Aakhon Main Jo Aaen To Sitaray Aansu, Meri Aankhon Main Agar Hon To Becharay Aansu. Nasir hails from a family of Unani medicine doctors where his father and grandfather also practiced Hikmat. Nasir also did a four year course in Hikmat from the Hamdard Tibbiya College, Karachi , and is since running his Nizami Dawakhana in Saddar, Karachi.

He has also been a cricketer, a googly and chinaman specialist, being the caption of his school and college teams and being selected in 1961 to play for Pakistan against India.



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