|Born||Syed Muhammad Mehdi
12 September 1914
Amroha, British India.
|Died||22 September 1988(aged 74)|
Rais Amrohvi (Urdu: رئیس امروہوی), born Syed Muhammad Mehdi (1914-1988) was an acclaimed scholar, Urdu poet and psychoanalyst from Pakistan. He was known for his unique style of qatanigari (quatrain writing). He wrote quatrains for Pakistani newspaper Jang for several decade. He worked for promotion of the Urdu language, and he also supported the Urdu-speaking people of Pakistan.
During the conflict in Bhutto era with the Sindhis, he wrote his famous poem Urdu ka janaza hai zara dhoom say niklay (It is the funeral of Urdu, carry it out with fanfare). He also intended to translate the Bhagavad Gita into standard Urdu.
Amrohvi was born on 12 September 1914 in Amroha, India. His other family members were also poet. He migrated to Pakistan on 19 October 1947 and settled in Karachi. He was known for his unique style of Qatanigari (quatrain writing). For a several decade he published quatrains for Pakistan's daily newspaper, Jang. He was also supporter of the Urdu language and the Urdu-speaking people of Pakistan. He established an institution Raees Academy in which writers were trained for the improvement of their emotional and moral values.
During the conflict in Bhutto era with the Sindhis, he wrote his famous poem Urdu ka janaza hai zara dhoom say niklay (It is the funeral of Urdu, carry it out with fanfare). He also published a number of books on the topic of metaphysics, meditation, and yoga.He also intended to translate the Bhagavad Gita into standard Urdu. He was assassinated on 22 September 1988.
- Masnavi Lala-e-Sehra (1956)
- Pase Ghubar (1969)
- Qattat - I (1969)
- Qattat - II (1969)
- Hikayaat (1975)
- Ba-Hazrat-e-Yazdaan (1984)
- Malboos-e-Bahar (1983)
- Aasaar (1985)
- Naseemus sahar
- Zameer e khama
- Ma'badun-Nafsiyaat (Parapsychology)
- Nafseyaat-o-Mabaad-an-Nafseyaat (3 vols)
- Ajaib-e-Nafs (4 vols)
- Le Sans Bhi Ahista (2 vols)
- Jinseyaat (2 vols)
- Aalam-e-Barzagh (2 vols)
- "Tawajjuhaat" (2 volumes)
- "Jinnaat" (2 volumes)
- "Aalam-e-Arwah" (2 volumes)
- Almiye e mashraqi pakistan
- Achche Mirza
- Ana minal husain
A memorable pen, which was in the personal use of Rais Amrohvi, is extant in the Museum of Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences, Aligarh, India.
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