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Obit for a ‘dead’ poet

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He wrote-

‘I am able to see myself

from the eyes of others,

I am neither silent,

nor am I singing!’

Swayam ko doosru ki drushti say

Main dekh paata hoon,

Na main chup hoon,

Na main gaataa hoon….

His 51 poems say it all.

But his politics doesn’t.

I recall seeing him speak,

on small television screen.

Tilting his head,

taking serene pauses,

evenly closing his eyes

while communing his words

in deep voice.

I liked his manner,

his oratory power of standpoints.

Chaste Hindi words,

profound and rhapsodic,

blend with placid articulation.

Maestros Lata and Jagjit

bestowed their magic to his words.

Albums Antarnaad and Samvedna

© Greater Kashmir