7 March 2015

Unwinding on a Friday evening…

… With a few classical qawwalies by the Sabri brothers from Pakistan.

A memorable sher from the “mukhra” of their song “Ab ke saal poonam mein”…

“Tujhse milke bhi dil ko na chain aa saka,
Tujhse milna bhi ik haadsa ho gaya;
Tu nahi tha to furqat ka gham tha mujhe;
Ab ye gham hai ki gham bemazaa ho gaya…”

Here is an attempt at translating it..

“Even after meeting you, my heart could not find any peace
Because meeting you created a whole new problem for me
Without you, I had the constant company of sorrows of separation
Now, with you, my sorrow is that all the fun of separation sorrows has been taken away from me”

Posted March 7, 2015 by Rajib Roy in category "Music/Poetry


  1. By Rajib Roy on

    Malal Miriam, have you ever heard Amjad Sabri. I love his songs. How is he related – if at all – to the Sabri brothers?


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