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His Death Not A Joke: RIP Hullad Muradabadi

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
JULY 16, 2014

   
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His Death Not A Joke: RIP Hullad Muradabadi

 

 

During lifetime, he wrote 'Maiyyat pe meri aa ke kuch log yeh kahenge, sach-mooch mara hai Hullad, ya yeh bhi ek chutkula hai?' (Such is the reputation Hullad has gained that on his death, people gathering to mourn will ask whether he's really gone or it's one of his jokes?). We only wish his death were a joke. Alas it is not ! Hullad Muradabadi, the celebrated poet, whose presence at kavi sammelans lent both fun and seriousness to sarcasm, has passed away due to a cardiac arrest. Hullad's most popular works are 'Hullad ka Hullad', 'Hajaam ki hajamat', 'Itni Unchi Mat Chhodo', 'Kya Karegi Chandni' and 'Triveni'.

Besides, Hullad turned lyricist for Hindi film 'Nasbandi', which was released after the Emergency was lifted. He even played a comedian in 'Santosh' and 'Bandhan Baahon Ka'. Hullad Muradabadi pioneered 'hasya' in ghazals and the art of blending Hindi humorous poetry with ghazals around two decades back."

"Jeena padega tujh ko har haal mein Hullad, Har din hai Mahabharat, har raat Karbala hai," sums up his philosophy of life. We only wish his death were a joke. Alas it was not ! RIP.



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