Na Tha Kuch To

Lyrics by Mirza Ghalib

na tha kuchch to KHuda tha, kuchch na hota to KHuda hota
duboya mujhko hone ne, na hota maiN to kya hota ?

Khuda: God
Dubona: Ruin, Waste, Drown

huaa jab GHam se yooN behis to GHam kya sar ke kaTne ka
na hota gar juda tan se to zaanoo par dhaRa hota

Gham: Concern, Care, Grief, Sorrow, Woe
Be-his: Cold-Blodded, Heartless, Inanimate, Insensitive, Lazy, Nerveless, Numb, Unconscious, Unfeeling
Judaa: Abstract, Apart, Asunder, Peculiar, Separate
Tan: Body
Zanoo: Lap, Knee
Dhara hona: To be laid, to be deposited

huee muddat ke ‘Ghalib’ mar gaya par yaad aata hai
wo har ek baat pe kehana, ke yooN hota to kya hota ?

Muddat: Awhile, Duration, Length Of Time, Period Of Time, Term, While
Ghalib: A self reference to the poet, Mirza Ghalib
Yoon: Thus

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1 comment so far

  1. Ajay on

    This is one of the most famous gazals of galib. “yun hota to kya hota” .excellent work. Thank you.


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