Raghupati Sahai, known far and wide by the pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri, was a notable writer, critic, and a remarkable Urdu poet of India. He was born on 28th August 1896, in Gorakhpur, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and from there, his title Gorakhpuri is derived. He also served as a lecturer at Allahabad university in the English department.
Firaq Gorapkhpuri’s role in the Non-Cooperation Movement
It is interesting to know that Firaq Gorakhpuri Sahab, due to his intellect, got selected in both the Provincial Civil Service (PCS) as well as Indian Civil Service (ICS).
However, he resigned from his post during the course of the Non-Cooperation Movement as he always wanted to serve the nation and wished to join GandhiJi in his fight for independence.
Amazing Work and Famous Shayari by Firaq Gorakhpuri
It is said that the writings of Firaq Gorakhpuri had a deep impact on people. Ramesh Dwivedi, the editor of the book, hazaar Sher Firaq ke wrote in his book that Firaq Gorakhpuri's shayaris have even saved people from committing suicide.
Firaq Gorakhpuri’s Shayari is based on the never-changing truth of life and has widely highlighted the psychological and behavioral aspects of humans.
Firaq Gorakhpuri’s poetry primarily focused on solving the complex riddles based on the individuals, society, and humankind – as a diverse entity.
The readers feel an immense connection with each word that Firaq wrote. It looked as if Firaq knew the art of translating the beats of the human heart into a language that is easily understood by common masses.
Below are some of the highly appreciative words of Firaq Gorakhpuri which will do justice with everything that has been said about him and his work, above.
1. Koi samjhe to ek baat kahun
Ishq taufeeq hai gunaah nahi
All those love birds reading this, don’t tell me that this didn’t hit you right on the spot. In the above lines, Firaq Gorakhpuri clearly presented himself as an ardent lover.
2. Tarq e mohabbat karne walo, kaun aisa jag jeet liya
Ishq se pehle ke din socho kaun bada sukh hota tha
This Firaq Gorakhpuri Shayari is especially dedicated to all those who always complain about their relationship, that too in front of their single friends, thus demotivating them. Sighs!
3. Main hoon, dil hai, tanhayi hai
Tum bhi jo hote, achcha hota
Quick question- What’s worse than heartaches?
Answer- The pain of separating from your loved ones.
This is Firaq Gorakhpuri’s poetry about separation and unrequited love.
4. Ishq me sach hi ka rona hai
Jhoothe nahi tum jhoothe nahi hum
Of course, when you are in love you will have to fight many social odds including the constant question of when are you getting married. In the above couplet by Firaq Gorakhpuri, the painful path of love is reflected.
5. Lene se taaj-o–takht milta hai
Maange se bheek bhi nahi milti
And here comes a life lesson from Firaq Gorakhpuri Sahab – Strive for the things you want by yourself, don’t look up to others for help. If you would beg, you might not get anything, but you earn, you might get everything.
6. Kaun ye le raha hai angdaayi
Aasmano ko neend aati hai
The only word my heart utters after reading this sher is ‘Haaaaaaaye!!!’. This Firaq Gorakhpuri Shayari has a very deep message hiding in it.
7. Dilon ko tere tabassum ki yaad yun aayi
Ki jagmaga uthe jis tarah mandiro me chiragh
Have you felt the piousness and love in each word of this couplet by Firaq Gorakhpuri? Love really lights up life with each and every memory of the beloved.
8. Zara visaal ke baad aaiine to dekh ae dost
Tere jamaal ki dosheezgi nikhar aayi hai
In the above Firaq Gorakhpuri Shayari, it is beautifully reflected that the color of face changes after the lovers meet. The next time you see your friend glowing with love after coming into a new relationship, you know what to say. Winks!!
9. Bahut dino me muhabbat ko ye hua maaloom
Jo tere hijr me guzri wo raat raat huyi
You must have heard that people who sleep late are more creative. Now, can you guess when a poet writes most of his write-ups? Yes, during dark nights. Smiles!
10. Sunte hain ishq naam ke guzre hain ek buzurg
Hum log bhi faqeer usi silsile ke hain
This is a personal favorite couplet by Firaq Gorakhpuri and indeed it holds the eternal truth. Only by following the path of love humankind can prosper.
11. Har liya hai kisi ne sita ko
Zindagi hai ki raam ka banwaas
To all my forever single friends, I feel you. This Firaq Gorakhpuri poetry is something special for all of you. Your beloved is lost somewhere and you are living your life like an exile.
12. Dum nikal jaye magar dil na lagaye koi
Ishq ki thi ye wasiyat mujhe maaloom na tha
Firaq Gorakhpuri Sahab, none of us knew this before getting our heart shattered into pieces. Truly, breaking down is the will written while falling in love. Nevertheless, let’s not forget this till our last breath. Sighs!
13. Tabiyat apni ghabrati hai jab sunsaan raato me
Hum aise me teri yaadon ki chadar taan lete hain
Sleepless nights are always accompanied by trains of memories. Guess, Firaq Gorakhpuri Sahab was also a patient of overthinking. (Obviously, how can one become a poet without overthinking?)
14. Humse kya ho saka mohabbat mein
Khair, tumne to bewafayi ki
This is the best Firaq Gorakhpuri Shayari to say with love, to your abusive ex.
15. Muhabbat me meri tanhaiyon ke hain kayi unwaan
Tera aana tera milna tera uthna tera jaana
Because when you love someone, your whole world starts revolving around them. When you are alone, you become the champion of longing and missing your beloved.
16. Gazal hai ya koi devi khadi hai latt chitkaaye
Ye kisne gesu-e-urdu ko yun sanwara hai
Guess Firaq Gorakhpuri Sahab was talking about himself in this sher.
17. Kisko rota hai umr bhar koi
Aadmi jald bhool jata hai
This sher highlights two facts. First, the person who promised to die once you left him, will continue to live happily (with someone else) after break up. Second, let go of your toxic partner, trust yourself and you will get over them soon. Best wishes!
18. Raat bhi, neend bhi, kahaani bhi,
Haay kya cheez hai jawaani bhi
This is such a relatable sher by Firaq Gorakhpuri. We all go through this whole phase, where we face turbulences and challenges of growing up. Been there, done that!
19. Kya jaam hai Firaq muhabbat ka jaam bhi
Aab-e-hayat bhi hai asal ka payam bhi
The above question can only be answered by the people who have submerged themselves in love. They let go of their existence in order to please the other person. Love is a way that is full of hardships but still, the traveler continues walking on it, with a smile.
20. Bahut pehle se kadmo ki aahat jaan lete hai
Tujhe ae zindagi hum door se pehchan lete hai
21. Hazaar baar zamana idhar se guzra hai,
Nayi nayi si hai kuch teri rehguzar phir bhi
22. Aye the may-khaane mein haste khelte ‘Firaq’
Jab pee chuke sharaab toh sanjida ho gye
23. Sitaron se ulajhta ja raha hoon,
shab-e-furqat bahut ghabra raha hoon,
Tere gham ko bhi kuch behla raha hoon,
jahan ko bhi samajhta jaa raha hoon.
24. Yeh maana zindagi hai chaar din ki,
Bahut hote hai yaar chaar din bhi
25. Tum mukhatib bhi ho kareeb bhi,
Tum ko dekhe ki tumse baat kare
26. Zabt kijiye toh dil hai angaara,
Aur agar roiye toh hai paani
27. Ae soj-e-ishq tu ne mujhe kya bana diya
Meri har ek saans munajat ho gayi
28. Saans leti hai wo zameen firaq,
Jis par wo naaz se guzarte hai
29. Garaz ki kaat diye zindagi ke din ae dost,
Wo teri yaad mein ho ya tujhe bhulane mein
30. Husn yahi hai ishq yahi hai
Dhoke de le, dhoke kha le
And last but not the least, here is a couplet by Firaq Gorakhpuri wherein he takes a dig at all those people who are disloyal to the people who love them.
I hope you liked reading the above article. I tried hard to compile all my knowledge that I have about the poetries and personality of Firaq Gorakhpuri.
Firaq Gorakhpuri poetry list is never-ending, I hope after reading this you will dive into more of Firaq Gorakhpuri’s poetry.
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