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Ibn-e-Insha

Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu. His poetry has a distinctive diction laced with language reminiscent of Amir Khusro in its use of words and construction that is usually heard in the more earthy dialects of the Hindi-Urdu complex of languages, and his forms and poetic style is an influence on generations of young poets.
He was born on June 15, 1927 as Sher Muhammad Khan in Phillaur tehsil of Jalandhar District, Punjab, India. His father hailed from Rajasthan. He did B.A. from Punjab University in 1946 and M.A. from University of Karachi in 1953. He was associated with various governmental services including Radio Pakistan, Ministry of Culture and National Book Centre of Pakistan. He also served UN for some time and this enabled him to visit a lot of places and was the reason of his subsequent travelogues. Some of the places that he visited includes Japan, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Afganistan, Iran, Turkey, France, UK and US. Insha got the mentors like, Habibullah Ghazanfer Amrohvi, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan and Dr. Abdul Qayyum. Insha spent much of his time in Karachi. He died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on January 11, 1978 in London and was buried in Karachi.

Insha Ji Utho Abb Kooch Karo..

“Insha” Ji Utho Abb Kooch Karo Iss Shehar Mein Jii Ka Lagana Kya,
Wehashi Ko Sukoon se Kya Matalab, Joggi Ka Nagar Mein Thikana Kya ?

Iss Dil Ke Darida-Daaman Ko Dekho Toh Sahi, Socho Toh Sahi..
jis Jholi Mein Sau Chhed Hue Uss Jholi Ko Phailana Kya ?

Shab Beeti Chand Bhi Doob Gaya Zanjir Padi Darawaze Mein,
Kyon Der Gaye Ghar Aaye Ho Sajani se Karoge Bahana Kya ?

Uss Husn Ke Sacche Moti Ko Hum Dekh Saken Par Chhu Na Saken,
Jise Dekh Saken Par Chhu Na Saken woh Daulat Kya Woh Khazana Kya ?

Uss Ko Bhi Jalaa Dukhate Hue Mann Ek Shola Laal Bhabhuka Ban,
Yun Aansu Ban Beh Jana Kya, YuN Matti Mein Mil Jana Kya ?

Jab Shehar Ke Log Na Raasta Dekhen Kyon Bann Mein Na Ja Vishram Kare ?
Deewanon Ki Si Na Baat Kare Toh Aur Kare Deewana Kya ..??

Chal Insha apne Gaaon mein..

Village painting

 

Chal Insha  apne Gaaon mein..

   Yahan ujley –  ujley roop bahut,
   Par asli kam behroop bahut..

   Uss pedd ke neeche kya rukna,
   Jahan saaya kam ho dhoop bahut..

Chal  Insha apne Gaaon mein..

   Baithenge sukh ki chhaon mein,
   Kyon teri aankh sawaali hai..?

   Yahan har ek baat nirali hai,
   Iss desh  basera mat karna..
   Yahan muflis hona gaali hai.. !

Chal Insha apne Gaon mein..

   Jahan sacche rishtey yaaron ke,
   Jahan waade pakke pyaaron ke..

   Jahan ghoongat zewar naaron ke,
   Jahan jharne komal sur waale..

   Jahan saaz bajen bin taaron ke,
   Kare sajda wafa bhi paaon mein.. !

Chal  Insha apne Gaaon mein …!!