Muzaffar Warsi was a prominent (well-known) Urdu poet, critic, essayist (writer), a lyricist (writer of song words) par excellence, and scholar of Pakistan.He was one whose work never fails to surprise.A humble man with humble beginnings who is unafraid of experimenting.
|Famous As:||Urdu Poet|
|Also Known:||Scholar of Islam, a Doctor and Poet|
|Profession:||Poet (Hamd and Na’at lyricist, film songs lyricist)|
|Worked at :||State Bank of Pakistan|
|Received Two Titles:||Faseeh ul Hind & Sharaf u Shu’ara|
|Awards :||Pride of Performance Award in 1988|
|Date:||23 December 1933|
|Place:||Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, British India|
|Children:||Grandson Amsal Qureshi|
|Siblings :||Dr. M. S. Zafar Warsi|
|Relatives:||Nephew (Usman Warsi)|
|Date:||28 January 2011|
|Rest Place:||Lahore Punjab Pakistan|
Muzaffar Warsi was born in Meerath India as Muhammad Muzaffar ud Din siddiqui into the family of Alhaaj Muhammad Sharf ud Din Ahmad known as Sufi Warsi.It was a family of landlords of Meerath.
Muzaffar Warsi started his poetry by writing lyrics for songs for Pakistani movies but gradually changed direction and his style of poetry became more oriented towards praising Allah and the Islamic prophet Muhammad or in other words he started writing Hamd and Naats. He also wrote, regularly, a stanza or two on current affairs in the Newspaper Nawa-e-Waqt until recently.
Scholar of Islam
Sufi Warsi was a scholar of Islam, a doctor and poet. He received two titles: Faseeh ul Hind & Sharaf u shu’ara. He was the friend of Sir Muhammad Iqbal, Akbar Warsi, Hasrat Mohani, Josh Malih Abadi, Ahsan Danish, Abul Kalaam Azad and Mahindar Singh Bedi. The family raised him with deep religious grounding. He remained attached to State Bank of Pakistan (the Central Bank of Pakistan) as Deputy Treasurer.
He began more than five decades ago comprises a rich repertoire of not just Naats, but also authoring several anthologies of Ghazals, Nazms & hycoes including his autobiography Gaye dinon ka suraagh which is considered to be a classic. He was writing quatrains every day for Pakistan‘s Renowned daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt .
Award and Published Books
Warsi received Pride of Performance award from Pakistan Government. His published books include:
- Barf ki Nao
- Lahoo ki Haryali
- Sitaron ki Aabjoo
- Khule dareechey band hawa
- Dil sey dar-e-Nabi tak
- Zulm na sehna Kamand
List of Poems
|1.||Teri Jhalak Nigha K Her Zawiye Main Hay||4/11/2012|
|2.||Aag Se Sairab Dasht-E-Zindgani Ho Gaya||4/11/2012|
|3.||Gham-E-Dauraan Ne Bhii Siikh||4/11/2012|
|4.||Kyaa Bhalaa Mujhako||4/11/2012|
|5.||Lab-E-Khaamosh Se Izhaar-E-Tamannaa Chaahe||4/11/2012|
|6.||Meri Tasveer Mein Rang Aur Kisi Ka To Nahin||4/11/2012|
|7.||Zakhm E Tanhai Main||4/11/2012|
|8.||Jee Behelta He Nahi Saans Ki Jhankaro’N Se||4/11/2012|
|9.||Youn Ek Pal Mat Soch Ke Aa Kyaa Ho Saktaa Hai||4/11/2012|
|10.||Merii Judaaiiyon Se Vo Milkar Nahiin Gayaa||4/11/2012|
|11.||Zindagi Khinch Gayi Mujh Se Tere Aabroo Ki Tarha||4/11/2012|
|12.||Aadmi Chonk Chuka Hai Magar Utha Tou Nahi||4/11/2012|
|13.||Shola Hun Bharakne Ki Guzarish Nahi Karta||4/11/2012|
|14.||Ab Ke Bar Barsaat||4/11/2012|
|15.||Meri Zindagi Kisi Aur Ki||4/11/2012|
|16.||Maanaa Ke Musht-E-Khaak||4/11/2012|
|17.||Haath Aankhon Pe Rakh Lene Se Khatraa Nahiin Jaataa||4/11/2012|
|18.||Ya Rahmatil Alamin||4/11/2012|
|19.||Tu Kuja Man Kuja Tu Man Kuja||4/11/2012|
Muzaffar Warsi passed away on 28 Jan 2011 in Lahore after a protracted illness. He was 77.