Dard-e-dil paas-e-wafaa jaza#ba-e-iimaaN hona/Aadmiat hai yahii aur yahii insaaN hona
Zindgi kya hai anaasir meN zahuur-e-tartiib/Maut kya hai inhiiN ijzaa ka pariishaaN hona
These immortal lines were penned by Pandit Braj Narayan Chakbast. He was born in Faizabad and spent his early life in Lucknow. His father was also a poet who wrote under the pen name Yaqeen.
Chakbast is a very important name in Urdu poetry of the first quarter of twentieth century. He was a succesful lawyer. On his way to Rae Bareli, he had died on the railway station.
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