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Josh Malih Abadi – جوش ملیح آبادی

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Josh Malihabadi  : was born as Shabbir Hasan Khan on 5th December, 1898 at Malihabad. He did his senior Cambridge from St. Peter’s College, Agra in 1914. In 1918, he spent about six months at Shantiniketan. He studied Arabic and Persian. Due to the death of his father, Bashir Ahmed Khan, in 1916, Josh was unable to avail of a college education.

In 1925, Josh started work at the Osmania University, supervising translation work. He was exiled from the state of Hyderabad for writing a nazm against the Nizam. He then started the newsletter/magazine called the ‘Kaleem’ in which he openly wrote articles in favour of independence and against the British. Soon, he was being called “shaayar-e-inquilaab”. He also got actively involved in the freedom struggle and became close to quite a few of the political leaders of that era, specially Jawahar Lal Nehru.

On the advice of director W.Z.Ahmed, he also wrote songs for Shalimar Pictures. During this time, he was staying in Pune. After independence, he became the editor of ‘Aajkal’. He was later honoured with the Padmabhushan. Josh spent the latter part of his years in Pakistan.He passed away on 22nd February, 1982 in Islamabad. Some of Josh’s important works are: Shola-o-Shabnam, Junoon-o-Hikmat, Fikr-o-Nishaat, Sunbal-o-Salaasal, Harf-o-Hikaayat, Sarod-o-Kharosh. His autobiography is titled “Yaadon ki Baarat”.



1. Suroor Malihabadi - December 22, 2009

Josh malihabadi ke ye ghazal ek bemisal ghazal hai
Josh malihabadi 2o vee sadi ke sabse bade shayer the. Urdu adab k Iqbal k baad sabse ziyada popular Shayer the.

Josh malihabadi ki ek shandar ghazal hai . Josh malihabadi 20 vee sadi ke

Josh malihabadi ki ek shandar ghazal hai.Josh malihabadi 20 vee k sadi k sabse bade shayer the . josh zindabad.
Firoz khan suroor malihabadi

2. Muhammad ali hazara - August 29, 2010

Haai josh! Jab aap ki midhat ka boj alfaaz ke kando pe lad-tha hu to alfaz ki kamar chatakh kar toot jathi he, aur me aap ko na maloom wajoohat ki bina par bila jijak hazrat-e-IQBAL pe tarjih deta hu,

aap se milne ko bohut ji chahta, magar ye qaid e hayat he k milne hi nahi deta, omid he bohot jald aap se mulaqat hogi.

3. Munir Ahmed - April 25, 2011

Pl send me more ur likely ghazal

4. Suroor Malihabadi - August 21, 2011

Beshak Ali hazara sahab Josh Malihabadi Allama iqbal se bade shayer hain , Iqbal ne to sari sahyeri apni qaum pe kahi hai . par Josh to sari insaniyat ke shayer they

5. Asif mld - September 28, 2011

Feroz bhai special tea for u c(””) i mixed it with care and happiness but there is no sugar bcoz i know u r very sweet.

6. Abbas - June 9, 2012

Josh Shokat alfaz, nuzarat khayal , tarekeeb k jaal aur Urdu adab k arsh per betha howa wo Mushtari ha jis k erd gird 9 chand ghoom rahe hen.

Mujhe to hosh nahi aap mashwara dejy
Loag kehte hen k tu ne mujhe barbaad kiya

7. sana - January 11, 2014


8. Adeel - November 25, 2014

Kisi k pass Talu E Fikr hy ?????
Plz Batao

9. shariq khan - January 20, 2015

Bhot se mamlo me josh sahab a llama Iqbal se sage the

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