Published: January 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Tu aaj bhi hai mere liye jannat-e-khayaal, hain tujh mein dafn meri javaani ke chaar saal …inn raaston mein dafn hain meri khushi ke phool, teri navaazishon ko bhulaayaa na jaayega, maazi ka naqsh dil se mitaayaa na jaayega… This is well-known poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi’s poem Nazr-E-College of 1943 — an ode to his alma mater, SCD Government College of Ludhiana. He read out this poem at the college in 1970, for its golden jubilee celebrations, after becoming a successful lyricist. He recalled his expulsion too: Is sar-zameen pe aaj ham ik baar hi sahi, duniya hamaare naam se be-zaar hi sahi. Lekin hum inn fizaayon ke paaley huyein to hain, gar yahan nahi to yahan se nikaale huye to hain.