Friday, 29 August 2014

Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and Amir Khusro

When the great sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia ( 1238-1325) died in Delhi, his favourite disciple Amir Khusro ( 1253-1325), was away from Delhi. On hearing of the death of his guru, Amir Khusro rushed back to Delhi, and on reaching his fresh grave broke down, and recited one of the most pathetic and heart rending couplets in Hindi :

" Gori sove sej pe, mukh pe daare kes
   Chal Khusro ghar aapne, saanjh bhai chahu des"
i.e.
 "The fair maiden lies on a bed of flowers, her tresses covering her  face
   Come Khusro, go back to home, for the sunset is all around "

Soon thereafter Amir Khusro also died.

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