21 September 2014

Throttling back…

Stiff cocktail, bright sun, poolside siesta and Nusrat on the Beats…

“ae fana shukr hae, aaj baad-e-fana,
ussne rakhli mere pyaar kee aabruu,
apnay haathon se ussne meri qabr pe ,
chaadar-e-gul charhayee, mazah aa gaya”

Awesome words by Ustad Qamar Jalalvi. Born in India in the late 1800s, he moved to Pakistan after the partition and died there. Most of his life, he earned his livelihood by working at a bicycle repair shop!!

Roughly translated…

“O death, I thank thee that, after my death,
She finally honored my love; with her own hands,
On my grave, she spread a sheet of roses,
And I die very satisfied now”

Posted September 21, 2014 by Rajib Roy in category "Music/Poetry


  1. By Indrani Chatterji on

    Bhalo achhi …..how r u all? Was little busy with the family , Neel’s Dad had come for couple of weeks and we all went for a cruise to Bahamas . Mohini has gone back with her Dad two days back.


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