Sayeed Shaheedi a great Hyderabadi Poet

Sayeed Shaheedi a section of a prominent Hyerabadi family was born on July 1914. His father Nawab Shaheed Yar Jung was the staff of H.E.H. The Nizam as well the junior Prince Moazam Jah Bhadur. Abid Ali Sayeed Shaheedi (taqalus SAYEED) grew up in a powerful wealthy family which was famous for its patronage of urdu poetry and litrature.Initially his mantor was Hazrath Mansoor followed by Allama Najam Aafandi. Later he became a great poet in his own right and was held in very high esteem though out the urdu world. He was always a guest at the gathering (Mushaira) of the top poets of his time.Dr.Mohiuddin Quardri Zore was very instrumental in publishing Sayeed’s work through his famous Idarei Adbiyath. He was one of the finest poets Hyderabad has ever produced.

Although born in a wealthy family, Sayeed Shaheedi lived a very simple life. He had accepted a post in the government and had lots of ups and downs in his life. Whenever he had a difficult time he faced it with lot of self confidence and with a sminling face. He never complained of his difficulties and expressed it in number of his Ashaars, some of them as:

Khushi Kaisi Khushi say wasta kya gam paraston ko

Musalsil gam na ho to zindagi dushwar ho jaye

Or

Mere dil men gam hai lab par hansi hai

Isi ka nam shayed zindagi hai

Or

Zindagi ka wo kuch bhi lutf utha nahin sakte

Intehai gam men jo muskura nanih sakte

Or

Muskurata hon musibath meyn ye aadat hai meri

Zabth mushkil hai ke aasan mujhe kya maloom

Sayeed was known as a poet of “Barq O Aashyan” In one of his books which was published undr the titel of “Barq O Aashyan” you will find every poem which has one or two Ashaars about Barq O Aashyan or Nashaiman. Some of them are:

Yad itna hai barq chamki thi

Kya howa aashyan nahin maloom

Or

Taher ay barq ye do char tinke to jama kar loon

Bas itni aour mohalat aashiyan tayar ho jaye

Or

Nashaiman par naishaiman is quadar tameer karta ja

Ke girte girte bijli aap khud bezar ho jaye

Or

Apne karname par barq youn akadti hai

Jayese aashyane ham phir bana nahin sakte

Sayeed will always be remembered for experssing his gazals in “Chooti Baher” (Aashaar in short lines) One of his gazals in Choti baher is :

Phoolon ki rut hai thandi hawayen

Ab un ki marzi aayen na aayen

Un ki jafa ya apni wafayen

Kya yad rakhen kya bhool jayen

Phoolon men reh kar phoolon men bas kar

Kantaon sa kaise daman bachayen

Itna batayen gam dene wale

Aanso bhayen ya muskurayen

Rudade ulfat kar len mukammil

kuch tum sunao kuch ham sunayen

Sahel bhi apna toofan bhi apna

Ab par utren ya doog jayen

Bholi hovi bat ek yad aayi

Laikin Sayeed ab kis ko sunayen


Mein kiyo`n aap ko mehr-ba`n yad aaya
Sitem kia koi na-gha`n yad aaya

Teri aankh pur-nam hai kiyo`n fasl-e-gul mein
Tujhey kaown aye bagh-ba`n yad aaya

Agar aap bhule`n nahi ho tw kah-de`n
mein kab yad aaya, kaha`n yad aaya

Muhabbat ka meri taqaza yehi tha
jha`n tum ne chaha, wha`n yad aaya

Saeed aaj maey-khana hum bhi gaye th-e
bahwt hum ko peer-e-mugha`n yad aaya


Khafas men main tha ghiri badalon men bijli thi
Tarap tarap ke rahe dono ashian ke liay

Sath kis jagah chora too ne taquate parwaz
Samne nasheman hai, ud ke ja nahi sakte

Apne karname par barkh youn akadtihai
Jaise ashiana ham phir bana nahi sakte