Acclaimed Urdu poet and Yash Bharti awardee Anwar Jalalpuri passes away

Noted urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri passed away in Lucknow at the age of 70. He had suffered a brain hemorrhage attack and was hospitalised at KGMU, where he lost the battle of life. The end came at 10 am. Governor Ram Naik, CM Adityanath, former CM Akhilesh Yadav, Dignitaries from urdu world poured in to pay their last respect to Anwar Jalalpuri. He is survived by his wife and 3 sons. He was grief stricken by the death of his daughter, in November.

His body was taken to his native village Jalalpur, where he will be laid to rest after Zuhr prayers.

A Yash Bharti award winner, Jalalpuri was famous for his Urdu translation of Gita “Urdu shaiyri mein Gita “.It connected his connection with Ganga Jamuna tehzeeb. Known for his oratory skills, Anwar Jalalpuri, was the heart throb of all urdu mush air as, all over the world. He had recently returned from Muscat after conducting a mushaira there.

He had also translated Tagore “Geetanjali” and Khayyam’s Rubbaiyats..He was from Jalalpur village, from a very humble background and graduated from Shibli National College Azamgarh. and later on AMU. He also ran Mirza Ghalib college in ambedkarnagar. Renowned urdu poet,Dr Rahat Indori paying rich tributes to him ,said that Jalalpuri motivated him to do MA and later on Ph.D from AMU. Noted urdu poet Prof. Sharib Radaulvi, paid glowing tributes to the departed soul.

शाम ढले हर पंछी को घर जाना पडता है,
कौन ख़ुशी से मरता है मर जाना पडता है !!

कोई पूछेगा जिस दिन वाकई जिन्‍दगी क्‍या है,

ज़मीन से एक मुट्ठी ख़ाक लेकर हम उड़ा देंगे।

-अनवर जलालपुरी

Anwar Jalalpuri also wrote the script and dialogue of hindi serial, Sanjay khan’s Akbar the great. and also acted in Dedh Ishiquiya, with Naseeruddin and Madhuri Dixit.

Jalalpuri death has left a large vacuum in urdu -hindi literature.Always a popular star at all mushaira, he will be missed by all. Awadh culture and Ganga Jamuna tehzeeb will be poorer by his death. His death has ended a glorious chapter, of urdu poetry, which cannot be fulfilled and his oratory powers will be missed as a true representative of Secularism and culture.

By  Afzal Ali Shah Maududi, Editor