The language he sometimes used to describe his wife is almost unprintable.

His long and rich poetic career spread over 60 years, in which he wrote more than 40,000 couplets and was ranked as the most prominent figure in the modern Urdu world. Firaq is remembered for promoting secularism throughout his life and spoke up against the Government when it tried to label Urdu as a Muslim language. [1], Firaq had shown early signs of excellence in Urdu poetry and had always shown attraction towards literature.

Firaq Gorakhpuri Celebrated poet and a prolific litterateur, Firaq Gorakhpuri, died on March 3, in the year 1982. He was also felicitated with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award and Bhartiya Jnanpith Award.

Afterward, he chose teaching as his profession and retired from Allahabad University in 1959.In his personal life, he was an unfortunate person as he was virtually separated from his wife within a few years of their marriage. and the Indian Civil Service (British India) (I.C.S. Firaq Gorakhpuri was born Raghupati Sahay in the year 1896 at Gorakhpur District of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Gorakhpuri joined the University of Allahabad as a lecturer of English Literature, which is also when he began writing most of his Urdu poetry, including his most famous work Gul-e-Naghma, for which he received the highest literary award of India, the Gyanpeeth Award in 1969 (This was the first Gyanpeeth Award for Urdu Literature). The Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) . He also worked towards allocating funds to develop Urdu as a language. Gorakhpuri wrote from the point of view of a lover and compared a beautiful woman to the beauty of nature. After his release in 1922, he worked for the secretary to the Indian National Congress. फ़ितरत मेरी इश्क़-ओ-मोहब्बत क़िस्मत मेरी तंहाई A celebrated Urdu poet and critic, he took his early lessons in Urdu, Persian and Sanskrit from his father, a widely acclaimed poet and a foremost advocate of Gorakhpur. It was there that he wrote most of his Urdu poetry, including his magnum opus Gul-e-Naghma which earned him the highest literary award of India, the Jnanpith Award, and also the 1960 Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu. वहशतें बढ़ गईं हद से तिरे दीवानों में, बहुत पहले से उन क़दमों की आहट जान लेते हैं Write to us at [email protected], The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms.

[1], Gorakhpuri was well-versed in all traditional metrical forms such as ghazal, nazm, rubaai and qat'aa. This versatile poet and writer passed away on 3rd March 1982 in New Delhi, following a prolonged illness. However, he decided to get completely involved in the movement for national freedom led by Mahatma Gandhi.

He was also imprisoned in 1920 for his agitation against the British Government. Firaq Gorakhpuri's real name was Raghupati Sahay and he was born at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. Yet he was able to make his mark in Urdu poetry at an early age. Gorakhpuri studied at the Lucknow Christian Degree College and went on to earn himself a master’s degree in Urdu, Persian and English literature. Two Daughters and a son were born through this marriage . [1], He was selected for the Provincial Civil Service (P.C.S.) He started writing poetry in Urdu in teens and developed his own niche in an era that was marked by the likes of Sahir, Iqbal, Faiz and Kaifi.

हर बार छुपा कोई हर बार नज़र आया, खो दिया तुम को तो हम पूछते फिरते हैं यही

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[1] Firaq fought for secularism all his life and played a key role against the then government's effort to label Urdu as a language of the Muslims.

Waseem Khairabadi (Mentor), aur ham bhuul ga.e hoñ tujhe aisā bhī nahīñ, aur hum bhul gae hon tujhe aisa bhi nahin. At the age of eighteen, Firaq Gorakhpuri was married to Kishori Devi, but theirs was an unhappy marriage and there was always a lot of friction between the husband and wife. During his life, he was given the positions of Research Professor at the University Grants Commission and Producer Emeritus by All India Radio. [4] The book included anecdotes from his life and translations of some of his work. उस निगाह-ए-आश्ना को क्या समझ बैठे थे हम, कुछ भी अयाँ निहाँ न था कोई ज़माँ मकाँ न था Sign up and enjoy FREE unlimited access to a whole Universe of Urdu Poetry, Language Learning, Sufi Mysticism, Rare Texts, Born : 28 Aug 1896 | Gorakhpur, Uttar pradesh, Relatives : Bihar’s poll chakravyuh: Who will emerge Chanakya?

Eventually, he took on the pen name (as was common among writers back then) of Firaq Gorakhpuri. The Government of India bestowed upon him the Padma Bhushan in recognition of his literary work. [citation needed], Firaq Gorakhpuri died on 3 March 1982 at age 85. He was 85 at the time and as a tribute to him on his death anniversary, here a few couplets by Firaq Saab you must read. वही अंदाज़ वही हुस्न-ए-बयाँ है कि जो था, बात निकले बात से जैसे वो था तेरा बयाँ ख़ाक उड़ाते फिरते हैं जो दीवाने दीवाने हैं, बस इतने पर हमें सब लोग दीवाना समझते हैं

He finished his basic education and then completed his Master's degree in Urdu, Persian and English literature. Born to a well-to-do and educated family, Firaq was always drawn towards literature and had shown early signs of brilliance in poetry, especially in Urdu. At the age of eighteen, Firaq Gorakhpuri was married to Kishori Devi, but theirs was an unhappy marriage and there was always a lot of friction between the husband and wife. Modi instills hope: Economy on revival trend, The call for a self-reliant India and the way forward, Scarce pastures put Kashmir nomads’ migration in peril, Athar Parvaiz | Thomson Reuters Foundation, Garment workers on front line of Sri Lanka coronavirus outbreak, Shihar Aneez | Thomson Reuters Foundation, This Uber driver got COVID-19. Gorakhpuri wove magic with his pen and earned a name for himself among his peers, such as Josh Malihabadi, Yagana Changezi, Muhammad Iqbal and Jigar Moradabadi.