Sahir Ludhianvi Biography and career as a lyricist

"I am a poet for a second or two.. story lasts a second or two."

We are talking about the great poet, Sahir Ludhianvi. Mister Sahir was born on 8th March 1921. He was born, he was named as Abdul Hayee. 
But like every poet, after growing up Mister Sahir. .chose a new name for himself. And that name is Sahir Lundhianvi  Sahir means magician and in true sense  Sahir Ludhianvi was a magician of words. "What if I settle my heart in your eyes?" "What if I close my eyelids and punish this heart?" Mister Sahir belonged to Ludhiana. He spent his childhood in a lot of hurt and pain. His parents had broken off their relationship. Mister Sahir's mother had only fed and nurtured him. Mister Sahir completed his graduation in Ludhiana itself.
"I will put flowers of love in your hair."    "What if I tweak my hair and make these flowers fall?"
"What if I settle my heart in your eyes?"   Since early times, there was a lot of pain and passion... .in Mister Sahir's heart.
He inculcated that pain in his first book as well. This book containing poems was named Talkhian. Mister Sahir started writing songs for movies.. .and his first movie was Azadi Ki Raah Par. The movie came in 1949, but the songs written by.. Sahir, did not amaze anyone. But the movie Naujawan, that came in 1951, in which a.. .pair of S.D. Burman and Sahir Ludhianwi were formed.. earned a lot of praise.
"If your head starts feeling dizzy, or your heart feels like 
drowning, come lovable, come near me."
"Why are you getting scared? Why are you getting scared?"
Mister Sahir's work with Mister Guru Dutt very well. 
Whether it be the movie Baazi or Pyasa.
"Don't know how those people are whose.
.love gets love in return."
"Because whenever I have asked for flowers..
..I have always got a garland of thorns."
It is believed that Sahir Ludhianvi is such a poet 
that when he was alive, two movies were made on his life. Mister Guru Dutt's movie Pyaasa is inspired by Sahir Ludhianvi.
The main lead in the movie is a poet, with the name Vijay. T
he poet writes against the system, has lost the war of love, says that even if he gets the world, it won't matter.
"These money-hungry people, this world of rituals..
..even if I get this world, it won't matter...
..even if I get this world, it won't matter."
Years after the movie Pyaasa, a unique movie made by 
Sahir Ludhianvi's friend came. That movie was Yash Chopra's Kabhi Kabhie. If you pay attention, you will realize that the main lead in the movie is a poet And has lost the battle of love. His lover gets married to someone else. And he himself marries someone else. 
Sahir Ludhianvi had himself said to Mister Khayyam the music composer of the movie, that this movie is based on the life of your friend, Sahir.
"Sometimes, my heart has a thought 
Sahir's affair with the famous writer Amrita Pritam was always in news, as also with the singer Sudha Malhotra. But in both the relationships, Sahir stopped right before marriage.
"Whatever you said, whatever I heard....
..something meaningful happened."
The fame that Mister Sahir earned as a poet 
is nothing compared to the fame that he earned as a lyricist?
Sahir LUdhianvi is of the poets who wrote pure poems 
as well as songs for movies.
"I have to complain about them."
"What should I tell, what could I have said, why would I have said?"
"Nothing I could say, and my eyes became teary."
"I everyone is there is gathering.."
"Everyone still held their drinks..
..I drank also and refilled it also."
And in the year 1980 on 25th October, Mister 
Sahir Ludhianvi died on account of a heart attack. He was merely 59 years old.
"Reduced my heart's burden, whatever sadness I got."
"Whenever I asked for flowers, I got a garland of thorns."
Sahir Ludhianvi definitely portrayed 
his life in his songs.
"Many poets came before me and went. 
some sighed and left, some sang songs and left."
"There was a part of a second, I, too am..
..a part of the second."
"I am a poet for a second or two, my story lasts...
..only a second or two."
"My youth lasts only a second or two."
Sahir Ludhianvi's name will always be taken...
..with pride in the Indian cinema.
"I am a poet for a second or two."
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