Today: Jun 17, 2024

‘Sarhane Meer Ke’

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By: Rayees Ahmad Kumar

Mohd Nesar Khan, who is known in the literary world by his pen name‘Ahmad Nesar’, was born in Awrangabad Bihar on 16th of June 1967. His educational qualification is E.Com and business is his profession andHe has tried his luck in poetry, journalism and arts also and has successfully managed to gain prominence in all the three fields. Among the present day Urdu poets and literary figures whose works are considered as valuable contribution for extension of the horizons of Urdu poetry and literature, Ahmad Nesar’s name is of utmost importance.

For last few decades Ahmad Nesar has been established as a prominent Urdu poet and an expert of Urdu Ghazal in particular. In his poetry one can find the truths of present, rising social and community evils and moral degradation with an appeal to raise the moral and ethical values. So for Ahmad Nesar has compiled few poetry collections including‘Waliel’ in 2006, ‘ApneVirud’ in 2011 and ‘BregUmeed’ in 2015. His poetry collection which is under my review at present is his fourth in the series- “Sarhane Meer Ke” published by Falak Publication.

The latest book is spread over 160 pages of excellent quality. The cover page is eye catching. According to Ahmad Nesar, Mir Taqi Mir is the all-time great of Urdu ghazals, so has he named his ghazal collection as Sarhane Meer Ke. Saleem Ansari from Jabalpur has written some thought provoking and excellent lines about the author and beauty of his book. DrGhNabi Kumar from Kashmir has also penned some beautiful lines about it while as the foreword ‘AhistaBolo’ is written by DrRoufKhair. Meraj Ahmad Meraj has also written a short paragraph which can be seen on the back side of the book. Ahmad Nesar has dedicated this collection of Ghazals to his spouse NasreenRizvi (Ruhi) and his daughter Afreen Fatima.

This book is a collection of 84 Ghazals of varied themes. Almost all the ghazals are written in simple and comprehensive wording which can be understood by even a non-urdu reader. On its page number 21 the last couplet of the opening ghazal TAFRI KA MERE LIYE SAMAAN AAGAYA is the excellent one depicting the troubles coming in our way while trying to live a peaceful life. “sarsabzmanzroon ne muje di thitaazgi, Phir rah guzar main meribiyanbaanaagaya. In one of the early ghazals in the book ‘kaano main kahaaakehawanenahimilte’ the last couplet “magmoombalaoun se haishadabalaqa, Kashmir kohasnekebahanenahimilte” and many more Ghazals are of excellent literary taste and depict the deplorable condition of the people of Kashmir valley. Ahmad Nesar’s unique technique and usage of simple urdu words is infusing life in them as can be felt from the poems like-zidsamanderki ho mitaneki, Khudkinare pa doobjawoun main etc. The last couplet of this fantastic ghazal is showing the love of the poet for his motherland “aarzo bas yehiNesarmeri, Apnimiti main lehlawoun main”. This couplet of the poet depicts his unique style of composing the ghazals” sitaratodnathamujkoasmano se, Khadehuwetheimagaruqrabachatano se”.

Through the usage of simplest words, Ahmad Nesar has achieved literary excellence and great thematic balance in his poetry. He expresses a thought in its totality by opting for the simplest but melodic words. ‘Musalsalaarahihainuskiyadein, Shajaraabadhaichidyounke dam se’. ‘Apniratounkewasteijignu, Zahan main noor ban kebeithahai’- is another nice couplet of a beautifully composed ghazal by Ahmed Nesar. In almost all the 84 Ghazals of this book, we find a larger message and wise thoughts engraved in simpler words depicting the expertise of the poet.

Ahmad Nesar’s previous three poetry collections have been well received by the readers in general and Urdu lovers in particular. I hope this latest collection also succeeds in getting a big applause from the literary circles. Ahmad Nesar has got the inspiration from Bashir Badar, the distinguished Urdu poet, and has successfully tried to imitate him in composing the poetic pieces without losing his own style and aura. Ahmad Nesar has started his literal journey from 1980 and 1990 when his penned creations began to be published in his name. His journalistic journey started from 1987. Presently he is the editor of quarterly Urdu magazine ” AlamiFalak”.

Writer is a columnist and hails from Qazigund Kashmir.