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Phir Chidi Raat

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It was only when researching on old Hindi films songs I came to know that the song was written by Makhdoom Mohiuddin. I had never heard his name in the context of film lyricist. It was only when I came across a couple of more songs from the films like ‘Gaman’ (1979) and ‘Baazaar’ (1982) that I became inquisitive about Makhdoom Mohiuddin

I was curious to know how Makhdoom found time to write Urdu poetry and when he was busy as a full time trade union and party activist. Since he was mostly based in Hyderabad, he became a part of the literary circle and regularly participated in mushairas. He also wrote songs for stage shows and dramas.

phir chhidi raat, baat phulo ki
raat hai yaa baaraat phulo ki) -2

phul ke har phul ke gajare -2
shaam phulo ki, raat phulo ki 2

aapakaa saath-saath phulo kaa -2
aapaki baat baat phulo ki 2

nazare milati hai jaam milate hai -2
Mil rahi hai hayaat phulo ki 2

Ye mahakati hui gazal Makhdoom -2
jaise seharaa me raat phulo ki 2

The ghazal is sung by Talat Aziz and Lata Mangeshkar and set to music by Khayyam.
The ghazal is picturised on Faroque Sheikh and Supriya Pathak

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