Aaj Ki Raat

I went to the Delhi Book fair yesterday and got some rare Urdu Poetry books. This one is from a book by not so well-known Urdu Poet and Script-writer, Rahi Masoom Raza. I remember my dad telling me how he sang (to escape ragging) a Ghazal by Rahi when he was a freshman in college back in the 60s. Ever since, I’ve been looking for a book by Rahi. I found this nazm to be very poignant. It just shows the intensity of pain and anguish. Coincidentally, I too wrote a Nazm by the same title, though it had a different theme. Enjoy this piece.

Aaj Ki Raat

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  • twinkle chauhan 28 October, 2007 at 6:38 am

    heart touching poem

  • गौतमजी,
    बेहतरीन नज्म पढवाने के लिये धन्यवाद ।

  • Gautam 10 August, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Glad you mates enjoyed!

  • raju 20 June, 2014 at 8:38 am

    It seems Rahi Sahab and you both have same thinking and control on words.Great nazm…..om

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