Mazar of Maulana Altaf Husain Hali at Panipat

A visit was organised to Panipat last year by Syed Mohammad Qasim and  Raj Prajapati.
We became acquainted with so much of our heritage.
The compound of Hazrat Bu Ali Qalandar ‘ s dargah houses the mazar of Maulana Hali
Maulana Khawaja Altaf Hussain Hali (1837-1914) was an Urdu poet, and the last pupil of Mirza Ghalib. He is also one of the most well-regarded biographers of Ghalib’s life, and a commentator of his poetry.
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The mazar of Maulana Altaf Husain Hali
Poet, writer, critic
Friend and biographer of Ghalib in
Panipat
He wrote the popular ghazal-
aage bade na qissa-e-ishq-e-butan se hum
sab kuch kaha magar na khule razadan se hum

ab bhagate hain saya-e-ishq-e-butan se hum
kuch dil se hain dare hue kuch aasman se hum

hansate hain usake giriya-e-beikhtiyar par
bhule hain bat kahake koi razadan se hum

ab shauq se bigad ke baten kiya karo
kuch pa gaye hain aap ke tarz-e-bayan se hum

jannat mein tu nahi agar ye zakhm-e-teg-e-ishq
badalenge tujhako zindagi-e-javidan se hum

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To Hali also goes the credit of being the first to introduce the genre of biography in Urdu and all in total he authored three biographies, Heyat-e-Saadi, life of great Persian scholar, Shaikh Saadi, Heyat-e-Javed, life of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of AMU Aligarh, and his famous Yadgar-e-Ghalib.
Hali also wrote one of the earliest works of literary criticism in Urdu ””Muqaddamah-i Shi’r-o-Sha’iri”.”
His work Musaadas Hali , inspired Iqbal to composed Shikwah Jawab e shikwah.. Khawaja Altaf Hussain ” Hali ” is the maternal grandfather of K.A.Abbas.

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