Noted lyricist and Urdu poet Javed Akhtar is a man who can win you for life with his words. Recently, Javed Akhtar recited the longest ever ‘Misra’ of Urdu poem by his grandfather Muztar Khairabadi. The recitation left the audience mesmerised including former Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari and noted Urdu scholar Gopi Chand Narang.
Poems can set going anybody’s heart and soothe your heart. When it comes to Urdu poems, the magic is such that once you’ve savoured even a little bit of it, you can’t ask for more. And if it comes from Muztar Khairabadi, you can feel the magic within you. Bollywood lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar did exactly that when he recited bits from his grandfather Muztar Khairabadi’s poetry titled Khirman, which he compiled and released in 2015.
The viral video has been shared by the Twitter handle of Rekhta, which is a website for popular for Urdu poetry. The 1.45-minute clip is from the release event of the five-volume Khirman. Akhtar Saab can be seen taking the podium and reciting breathlessly the verse from the couplet ‘Use Kyun Humne Diya Dil’.
Misra is one of the lines of poetry, also known as couplet. The video has garnered 7937 views.