By Muslim Mirror Desk
New Delhi, 4 Apr: Eminent Urdu poet and satirist Asrar Jamayee passed away due to prolonged illness on Saturday at 5:30 morning in Delhi. He was 83.
Jamayee was born in Patna in 1937 as Asrar-ul-Haq. His father Syed Wali-ul-Haq was a zamindar who was part of the Khilafat Movement and a companion of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar. Jamayee studied at New Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia under the tutelage of Dr Zakir Hussain, the celebrated Urdu scholar who would go on to become president of India. Impressed by Jamayee, Hussain asked his protege to study engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, while carrying on with his passion for poetry.
It was at this time that Asrar-ul-Haq added the moniker “Jamayee” to his name. Encouraged by Hussain, he began to recite his poetry at public gatherings.
Jamayee was in college when he received news of his father’s death and returned to Patna. He started an institute to coach young aspirants training for entrance exams in medicine and engineering. The next few years were full of suffering: property disputes, discord in the family and the death of his mother.
Jamayee devoted his life to Urdu. He has published four books of poetry and booklets on Indian history. He also used to publish an entertaining Urdu fortnightly, Post Mortem that contained caricatures of the who’s who of the city.
Contributed by Firoz Bakht Ahmed.
Samjhoge usey kaisey, jo Asrar he Haq ka Asrar ka, Asrar faqat naam nahin hei
Ae desh k neta ye to bata, kia tujh ko bhi kuch dikhta hai,
Jis desh mein Ganga behti hai hai, Us desh mein pani bikta hai
Court se insaaf hoga Jamayee Kis khayal e khaam me ho aaj kal Ek Muddat jhoot bolen jo wakeel Judge banate hain usi ko aaj kal
Begum ne ek din kaha noukar ko bad tameez. Usne dia jawaab k kamtar nahi hun main, Madam zara tameez se baaten kia Karen Nokar hun aap ka koee shohar nahi hun main
MP ne danta ek chaprasi jo jab Bola yun daanto na tum, sarkar k servent ko, Paanch saala nokri pe ye akd aur ye ghroor Temporary ho ke dhamkate ho permanent ko
Bhai chare ka matlab ye na hona chahye Ham to unko bhai samjhen aur wo chara hame
Ae dosto!! Haseeno se love kabhi na karna Bardasht kar na pawoge unke latke jhatke Hai unme AC/DC dono current jaari Marta hai koee hatke marta hai koee satke
Das bacche ko paala tha kisi maa ne jatan se Mamta ka sila wo bhi budhape me naa paee Har cheez ko to baant lia baap k marte Ek maa thi jo hisse me kisi ka na aaee
Wazan kitna hai kisi fankaar ka. ye pata chalta hai kaise aur kab. Jamayee Asrar bola jaan len. Jab uthate hain ise kandhon par tab!!