Day 10,207 – Monday – 03 Bhadra 1930 – 22 Shaban 1429 – 25 August 2008
Today, a great light has been lost forever. Ahmed Faraz. A great poet of Urdu. A great man.
Urdu, our society, our culture, our civilization and our people have lost a great presence. The loss can not be described in words.
The ever resounding noise in the background, Keht ur Rijaal, intensifies.
apnay maghmoom kivaron ko muqaffal kar lo
ab yahan koi naheen, koi naheen, aaye ga
But most of all, it was our love for him that will be lost, the love based on his contribution,
aur faraz chahiyen kitnee muhabbatain tujhe
maaon nay teray naam par bachon kay naam rakh diyay
We have lost a great man today, it is very unfortunate that in our day and age no others take the place of the ones lost.
We hope, we hope to see another Faraz, another Faiz, another great poet. We hope.