rashk karte haiN jeetne vaale
hamne is taraH maat khaaii hai
Here is a selection of some of the couplets of eminent Poet Mazhar Imam:
Renowned poet Mazhar Imam has been one of the leading Urdu poets of the sub-continent for over half-a-century.
He was born in 1928 in Bihar’s Darbhanga district. His father Syed Amir Ali was a post master. Imam did his post-graduation in Urdu and Persian before going to Pune for diploma from TV and Film Institute.
In 1951, he joined a daily newspaper Karvaan that was published from Kolkata (then Calcutta). He remained jobless for sometime before he became a schoolteacher for Rs 60 per month. Later he joined All India Radio and remained associated for over three decades. Mazhar Imam is considered the founder of Azad Ghazal genre in Urdu poetry.