To lose is to win- and vice versa

A beautiful Shakeel Badayuni ghazal. It has been sung by Talat Mehmood and Begum Akhtar:

     ( talat)

   ( Begum Akhtar)

The Hindi film ghazal “hum bekhudi mein unko” sung by Rafi is based on similar rhyme and meter and has some similar shers. That ghazal is by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Aankhon se door subah ke tare chale gaye,

Neend aa gayi to gham ke nazaare chale gaye

Na-kaami-e-hayaat ka karte bhi kya gila,

Do din guzaarna tha, guzaare chale gaye

Allah ri bekhudi ke hum unke hi rooh-ba-rooh

Be ikhteyaar unhein ko pukaare chale gaye

Dil tha kisi ki yaad mein masroof aaur hum,

Sheeshe mein zindagi ko utaare chale gaye

Mushkil tha kuch to ishq ki baazi ka jeetna,

Kuch jeetnein ke khauf se haare chale gaye.

Unke begair zeest beharhaal zeest thi,

Jaise guzar rahi thi guzaare chale gaye.

Jalwe kahaan jo zauk-e-tamaasha nahin “shakeel”

Nazrein chalein gayeen to nazaare chale gaye

Kanwar

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Kya poochte ho lutf-e-hujoom-e-nazar “shakeel”

Kuch teer thay jo kalb-o-nazar se guzar gaye

( how should I explain the pleasures of the sights of beauty O Shakeel

Those were sharp arrows that pierced my heart and eyes)

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