Fani Badayuni

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Shaukat Ali Khan Fani Badayuni (13 September 1879– 27 August 1961) was an Urdu poet.

Quotes[edit]

  • Frustration-foiled, all desires quit the lane of heart,
    Depression drowned my mind and soul, hope stood dissolved.
    Who has arrived, spring or death? Why do they open the prison gate?
    Has a manic made to the cage, or a prisoner jumped the wall?
    How to inquire about my hem, or talk about my frantic hand?
    Long past I lost control of the reins of my heart.
    Alone I reached the goal of love, denuded of desire,
    Every comrade fell en route, worn out at last.
    Fani, I'm a living corpse, untombed, undraped,
    Unwelcome in the alien land, exiled from home and hearth.
    • Ghazal, Urdu Ghazals: An Anthology from 16th to 20th century, p. 229 K. C. Kanda: Urdu Ghazals: An Anthology from 16th to 20th century, Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 2009
  • فانی ؔ ہم تو جیتے جی وہ میت ہیں بے گور و کفن
    غربت جس کو راس نہ آئی اور وطن بھی چُھوٹ گیا
    • Translation: I'm a living corpse, untombed, undraped,
      Unwelcome in the alien land, exiled from home and hearth.
    • Fani, Urdu Ghazals: An Anthology from 16th to 20th century, p. 226

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