Nation Mourns the Loss of Munawwar Rana

Nation Mourns the Loss of Munawwar Rana

Munawwar Rana

With heavy hearts, we share the news of Munawwar Rana passing at the age of 71. Since 2017, this renowned Urdu poet courageously faced the relentless challenges of lung and throat infections. We mourn the loss of not just a poet, but a soul who confronted adversity with unmatched strength and grace.

Munawwar Rana, was born in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, on November 26, 1952, was well-known for his contributions to Urdu poetry and literature, especially his ghazals. His poetry was known for being friendly and engaging to Indian audiences since he avoided using Persian and Arabic and chose Hindi and Awadhi words. His most well-known poem, “Maa,” honored motherhood’s blessings in the classic ghazal format. Throughout his career, Rana received various awards, including the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 on the poetry collection ‘Shahdaba’. He also got the Saraswati Samaj Award, the Ghalib Award, the Ameer Khusro Award, the Mir Taqi Mir Award, and the Dr. Zakir Hussain Award. Numerous languages have translations of his writings.Rana lived a large portion of his life in Kolkata and was well-known both domestically and internationally in mushairas, or poetic symposiums.The poet participated actively in Uttar Pradesh’s political developments.

Famous contributions and its relation people’s emotion

1) Yeh raat afsana sunayegi:

This poem offers readers to face and investigate challenges as well as repressed feelings, leading to self discovery and emotional release. In this poem use of word “Raat” serves as metaphor which is linked with epiphany and reflection.

2) Hum log:

This poem provides a forum the cry and introspection for the social change. It is a social commentary that talks about societal conventions, hypocrisy and political injustice. It also sparks emotions such as rage, resentment and disillusionment with the current system.

3) Insaan khelta hai:

It is an philosophical poetry that raises questions regarding the purpose of life by encouraging reflection on its frailty and absurdity. It also arises curiosity in readers and inspire as well as encourage them to look with in the meaning of life. And it explores the our role in cosmos and explores the nature of our life.

4) Zindagi ek safar hai:

This poem makes reader to explore variety of existential subjects, short term relationships, and search for the meaning or reasons behind encounter of various situations that one faces in life. It also draws readers attention to the worry, unpredictability that came along on our way of success. Many readers also try to associate themselves with this poem who are facing such existential issues in their lives.

5) Mohabbat ki nishani:

This poem delves into the anguish and yearning that come with a broken heart. For readers going through comparable things, it may lead to catharsis along with emotional release because of the vivid imagery it creates of memories and unmet goals.

6) Shaam Dhal Chuki Hai:

This poem provides the reader with a sense of sorrow and conveys the message of the slow passage of time. Not only can it provide solace to individuals experiencing bereavement or change, but it also invites reflection on the transient essence of life.

7) Yeh Duniya Khel Hai:

This poem is somewhat similar to poem “Hum Log,” where the world is portrayed as a rigged game against the underprivileged. This poem critically analyses the hierarchy system and social status, letting rise of the sentiments of wrath and hopelessness in reader, but at the same time inspiring doubt about the status quo and pursuit of more equally profitable society.

8) Aaj phir dil ne yaad kiya:

This poem explores the remembrance of loss as well as the enduring power of love. It also promotes introspection and meditation.This poem explores nostalgia and gloomy acceptance in respect to a past romantic engagement.

9) Aaj Ki Raat Phir Tanhai Mein:

This poetry tackles feelings of exclusion as well as loneliness. It also shows a need for companionship, loneliness, and the pursuit of solace in the dark. It also resonates with those who suffer through similar things, encouraging empathy and creating a sense of shared experience.

10) Uski Yaad Aayi:

This poetry also captures the profound sorrow and agony caused by the unplanned reappearance of memories associated with a departed loved one. It also offers comfort and validation to those who are experiencing similar loss and grieving.

11) Aisi Bhi Ek Raat Thi:

This poetry delves into sentimental and depressing memories of a past romantic engagement, while also evoking an emotion of lost time. In addition, it facilitates catharsis and reflection on past relationships and their enduring consequences.

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