Muzaffar Warsi Biography

Muzaffar Warsi (Urdu: مظفروارثی) was a prominent Urdu poet, critic, essayist, a lyricist par excellence, and scholar of Pakistan. He was one whose work never fails to surprise. A humble man with humble beginnings who is unafraid of experimenting. He began more than five decades ago comprises a rich repertoire of not just Naats, but also authoring several anthologies of Ghazals, Nazms & hycoes including his autobiography Gaye dinon ka suraagh which is considered to be a classic. He was writing quatrains every day for Pakistan's Renowned daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt.


Biography

Muzaffar Warsi was born on 20 December 1933 in Meerath, India, as Muhammad Muzaffar ud Din siddiqui into the family of Alhaaj Muhammad Sharf ud Din Ahmad known as Sufi Warsi (Urdu: صوفی وارثی). It was a family of landlords of Meerath.

Sufi Warsi was a scholar of Islam, a doctor and poet. He received two titles: Faseeh ul Hind & Sharaf u shu'ara. He was the friend of Sir Muhammad Iqbal {Allama Iqbal (علامہ اقبال‎)}, Akbar Warsi, Hasrat Mohani, Josh Malih Abadi, Ahsan Danish, Abul Kalaam Azad and Mahindar Singh Bedi. The family raised him with deep religious grounding. He remained attached to State Bank of Pakistan (the Central Bank of Pakistan) as Deputy Treasurer.

Muzaffar Warsi started his poetry by writing lyrics for songs for Pakistani movies but gradually changed direction and his style of poetry became more oriented towards praising Allah and the Islamic prophet Muhammad or in other words he started writing Hamd and Naats. He also wrote, regularly, a stanza or two on current affairs in the Newspaper Nawa-e-Waqt until recently.

He died on 28-01-2011 in Lahore, Pakistan.

Awards

Pride of Performance

Famous Verses

"Kya bhala mujh ko parakhney ka natija nikla
Zakhm-e-dil aapki nazron se bhi gehra nikla"

Film:

'Hamrahi' was a milestone in Renowned Pakistani Masood Rana's singing career. All songs of 'Hamrahi' are relegated as the 'Best of Masood Rana'.

Moreover, thousands of movie-goers watched 'Hamrahi' just because of the all-time great songs of Masood.
'Hamrahi's seven songs are listed here below:

'Kiya kahoon aye duniya walo, kiya hoon mein'
'Karam ki ik nazar hum per...ya Rasool Allah'
'Ho gaye zindigi mujhay pyari'.
'Naqsha teri judaye ka ab tak nazar mein hai'.
'Mujhay chore kar akela, kaheen dooor janay walay'.
'Qadam, qadam pay naye dukh'.
'yaad karta hai zamana unhi insano ko'

The most famous aspect of him was his hammad

" Koi to hay jo nizam e hasti chala raha hay"

which was later uttered by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

'Pukara hai madad ko, bay kaso nay, haath khali hai...bacha lo doob nay say ye...ya Rasool Allah'

will never be forgotten by 130 million Pakistanis.