Mohsin Naqvi

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Mohsin Naqvi
Born Syed Ghulam Abbas Naqvi
5 May 1947
Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, British India
Died 15 January 1996
Village Sadat, Dera Ghazi Khan
Occupation Poet
Nationality Pakistani
Genre Ghazal
Subject Love, philosophy, Ahl al-Bayt

Mohsin Naqvi (1947−1996) was a Pakistani poet.

Early life and education[edit]

Naqvi was born on 5 May 1947 in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan. His father Syed Chirag Hussain Shah, was a saddlemaker and later worked as a food vendor. His parents had named him 'Ghulam Abbas' which he later changed to Ghulam Abbas Mohsin Naqvi. Naqvi had six siblings.[1] Naqvi graduated from Government College Multan and earned his master's degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.He was also known as the Poet of Ahl-e-bait. His poetry about the Karbla is well accepted and recited all over Pakistan.[2] He was an active member of Shia Muslim community which is believed to be the reason behind his assassination.[3] Naqvi published several books of poetry during his lifetime.

His poetry didn't include only the love of alif laila type but also he wrote against the Rulers of the world who don't care their people. He wrote a geet "lahron ki tarah tujhko marne nahi denge" for a film "Husn-e-Bazar" and won the best film award. He wrote a famous Dua:

Ay Rabb e jahan Panjtann e Pak ka sadqa
Iss qoum ka daman ghamm e Shabbir se bhr de [source needs translation]

This dua is cited by most zakireen and ulema in Mjalis e Azaa..

He was murdered in 1996 on 15 January at Lahore in main Bazar. In murder of Mohsin Naqvi Nominated Riaz Basra[4] * FIR No 13/96 (dated January 15, 1996) under Sections 302/34/109 PPC. Allama Iqbal Town police station, Lahore, (regarding murder of poet Mohsin Naqvi).

Mohsin Naqvi's grave

His funeral prayer was led by Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya, Chief Allama Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi at Nasir Bagh, Lahore. His body was then moved to their home Block 45 Dera Ghazi Khan of his birth where he was laid to rest in presence of thousands of people. Mohsin Naqvi's grave in Karbala Shreef Dera Ghazi Khan . The last words of shaheed Mohsin Naqvi after being shot were:

le zindagi ka khums Ali(a.s) k ghulam se
Ay maout aa zaroor magar ahtraam se
Aashiq hon agr zara bhi aziyat hui mujhy
shikwa kron ga tera main apne Imam(a.s) se - [source needs translation]


A partial list of Urdu poetry books of Naqvi:

  • Azaab-e-Deed عذابِ دید
  • Khaima-e-Jaan خیمہءِ جاں
  • Berg-e-Sehra برگِ صحرا
  • Band-e-Kbaa بندِ قبا
  • moj-e-idraak موجِ ادراک
  • Taloo-e-ashk طلُوعِ اشک
  • Furat-e-fikr فُراتِ فکر
  • Reza-e-harf ریزہء حرف
  • Rakht-e-shab رختِ شب
  • Rida-e-khwab رداےء خواب
  • Haq-e-Aeliya حقِ اِیلیا

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tossell, Ivor (September 1, 1991). "Mohis Naqvi Interview,Roz-nama-e-Dastak" (PDF). Shia Multimedia (in Urdu). 
  2. ^ "Mohsin Naqvi - Profile & Biography | Rekhta". Rekhta. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Mohsin Naqvi". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  4. ^ "DAWN - Features; May 15, 2002". 2002-05-15. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 

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