Badi Haseen Raat Thi

Lyrics by Sudarshan Faakir

चराग-ओ-आफताब ग़ुम बड़ी हसीन रात थी
शबाब की नकाब ग़ुम बड़ी हसीन रात थी

Chiraag-o-aaftaab gum badi haseen raat thi
Shabaab ki naqaab gum badi haseen raat thi

चराग, Charaag, Chiraag: Lamp
आफताब, Aaftaab: Sun, Face
चराग-ओ-आफताब, Chiraag-o-aaftaab: The brightness of the lamp
ग़ुम, Gum: Absorbed, Distracted, Lost, Missing
हसीन, Haseen: Beautiful, Elegant, Charming, Handsome
शबाब, Shabaab: Juvenility, Prime Of Life, Youth
नकाब, Naqaab: Veil, Curtain

मुझे पिला रहे थे वो, के खुद ही शम्मा बुझ जय
गिलास ग़ुम, शराब ग़ुम बड़ी हसीन रात थी

Mujhe pila rahe the wo ke khud hi shamma bujh gai
Gilaas gum sharaab gum badi haseen raat thi

खुद, Khud: Oneself
शम्मा, Shamma, Shama: Lamp, Candle
भुजना, Bhujna: To be put out, extinguished (a fire, light, &c.); to be quenched (as thirst); to be allayed or satisfied (as hunger, or a feeling or passion
गिलास, Gilaas: Glass cup
शराब, Sharaab: Wine

लिखा था जिस किताब में के इश्क तो हराम है
हुई वोही किता ग़ुम, बड़ी हसीन रात थी

Likha tha jis kitab mein ke ishq to haraam hai
Hui wo hi kitaab gum badi haseen raat thi

लिखना, Likhna: Write
किताब, Kitaab: Book, Dispatch, Writing
इश्क, Ishq: Affection, Amour, Love, Excessive Passion Mania, Romance
हराम, Haraam: Adultery, Forbidden, Unlawful, Wicked, Wrong

लबों से लब जो मिल गए लबों से लब ही सिल गए
सवाल ग़ुम जवाब ग़ुम बड़ी हसीन रात थी

Labon se lab jo mil gaye labon se lab hi sil gaye
Sawaal gum jawab gum badi haseen raat thi

लब, Lab: Lip
सिलाना, Silaana: To cause to sew or stitch; to sew
सवाल, Sawaal: Question, Query
जवाब, Jawaab: Answer, Reply


5 comments so far

  1. misra on

    Oh what a ghazal! This ghazal is heard by heart it has nothing to do with litrature.Sung by Jagjit Singh ji means “ghazal main chaar chand lag gaye”.Its simply marvellous.Mubarak ho.

  2. Vipan Passi on

    Indebted to you for doing such a fine job. It’s a very valuable website for music lovers. Thanks a lot.
    Vipan Passi

  3. arif on

    jagit de piyo da kama£ he saghir sadiqui

  4. haider on

    new shyari send me plz.

  5. manishshukla on

    वाह !!बहोत खूब !! good work….

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