Woh bulaayein tou kia tamasha ho – Saghar Siddiqui

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Woh bulaayein tou kia tamasha ho
Hum na jaayein tou kia tamasha ho

Ye kinaaron se khelnay walay
Doob jaayein tou kia tamasha ho

Banda-parvar jo hum pe guzri hai
Hum batayein tou kia tamasha ho

Aaj hum bhi teri wafaaon par
Muskurayein tou kia tamasha ho

Teri soorat jo ittefaaq se hum
Bhool jaayein tou kia tamasha ho

Waqt ki chand sa’atein Saghar
Laut aayein tou kia tamasha ho

A rare photograph of Saghar Siddiqui squatting at a street corner of Lahore and about to set fire to a bunch of his poems. After 15 years of morphine addiction, depression and living on the streets, in 1974 he was found dead on one such street of Lahore.  Exposed to the cold winter of Lahore, he passed away in his sleep. He was just 46.

A rare photograph of Saghar Siddiqui squatting at a street corner of Lahore and about to set fire to a bunch of his poems.
After 15 years of morphine addiction, depression and living on the streets, in 1974 he was found dead on one such street of Lahore.
Exposed to the cold winter of Lahore, he passed away in his sleep.
He was just 46.


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