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The Poetry of Inayat Ali Khan

Posted on April 10, 2008
Filed Under >Shahran Asim, ATP Mushaira, Humor, Poetry
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This post also contains two audio files of Inayat’s poems.

The reason I started wrote this post is because I saw a repost on Anwar Masood and I thought that we should also start introducing some more humor for ATP readers. I think these post serves a breath of fresh air in the current situation where we hear about violence everywhere.

Professor Inayat Ali Khan is one of my favorite poets and I think since ATP has started doing some humorous poetry (here, here and here), I thought that I should also continue to contribute in this area.

We have sad many sad events in the last year or so and some of these humorous blog posts serve as Oasis for the entertainment starved readers.

He was born in the State of Tonk in Rajisthan, India in 1935. He belonged to a family of poets where his father and mother also used to do humorous poetry.

He migrated to Pakistan in 1948. A professor by profession, earned his Matriculation degree in 1955 from Govt. High School Hyderabad, B.A. from City Arts College Hyderabad in 1959, B.Ed. from Sindh University, Jamshoro in 1960 and finally M.A. in Urdu also from Sindh University in 1962.

He has been an outspoken contributor the urdu dailies such as Jasarat and Ummat. The main subject of this poetry remains politics, current affairs and several social issues faced by the Pakistani society.

Let us listen to some Audio Files of Inayat Ali Khan’s poetry. Second audio file named ‘almiyay or tarbiyay’ is probably from the late 1980s.

(1) mazaaq hi mazaaq meiN

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(2) almiyay aur tarbiyay

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And now to end this post here is one more of his poem in Urdu script.


12 comments posted

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  1. zakintosh says:
    May 2nd, 2009 4:50 am


    Agarcheh poora Musalmaan to nahee

  2. KP Admin says:
    November 25th, 2008 1:04 pm

    I have actually heard this in a mushaira long ago on PTV as well. I wonder if some of these guys are still alive. Good job ATP.

  3. Aurangzeb says:
    July 11th, 2008 3:08 pm

    Thank you for this post!

    I remember listening to him on PTV many years ago. I must have been in my early teens. When I saw a poet with a very religious looking beard I was not interested but as he started delivering his shers, I was glued. One particular verse I remember (apologies for errors of my memory):

    apne mazhab say naata itna to jor sakta hoon
    shab-e-baraat ko pataakha to phor sakta hoon


  4. Owais Mughal says:
    May 1st, 2008 10:32 pm

    A very informative article on Inayat Ali Khan here

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