One of leading Urdu poets, Manzoor Hashmi, passed away in Aligarh, reports reaching here said. He was born in Badaun in 1933 and after his matriculation from Haldwani, studied at Aligarh.
He did his graduation and PG from Aligargh Muslim University. Manzoor Hashmi retired as Deputy Librarian from Maulana Azad Library. He was published in reputed magazines including Ajkal and Shabkhoon.
His ghazals had a unique charm:
yahi to phailti hai bastiyoN meN
abhii jo aag dil meN jal rahii hai
yaqiiN ho to koii raastaa nikaltaa hhai
havaa kii oT meN hokar chiraaGh jaltaa hai
We will publish his Ghazals soon.
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