The poet passed away on this day 19 years ago. Jaun Elia is applauded for his poetry style that spoke for all faltered hearts.
By Munkashif Khan/The Newster
Whether you like ‘sher o shayri’ (poetry)or not, it is quite impossible that we the internet generation, have not heard Jaun Elia reciting heartful couplets of him. Of course, all credit goes to the ubiquitous internet.
I remember, late Rahat Indauri saying at a Rekhta event in Delhi, “Internet ne Jaun Elia ko Zindah kar diya”.
Seemingly failed in love affairs, Jaun Elia rules the hearts of millions and is an epitome of love in our young-flowering hearts.
The poet passed away on this day 19 years ago. Syed Hussain Jaun Asghar aka Jaun Elia. is applauded for his poetry style that spoke for all faltered hearts. Known for his melancholic poetries and a unique style of reading them, Jaun had a mesmerising impression on his listeners. It is said that Jaun could grasp the wind around him by his despairing and complaining couplets.
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Throughout his life, he was on the lookout for an ideal perfect love. He grew enraged and upset after failing to find the perfect love. He began writing poetry at the age of 8 but got his first book published ‘Shayad’ at the age 60.
Here, we are remembering the most popular poet on internet with his 5 most lived couplets.
Top five Sher (couplets) by Elia Sahab —
ye mujhe chain kyun nahin padta
ek hi shakhs tha jahan mein kya
zindagi kis tarah basar hogi
dil nahi lag raha mohabbat main
bahut nazdik aati ja rahi ho
bichhadne ka irada kar liya kya
kya kaha ishq javedani hai!
aḳhiri baar mil rahi ho kya
mujhe ab tum se Dar lagne laga hai
tumhen mujh se mohabbat ho gai kya