Many of our loved ones have been kidnapped by Corona. As a result of the epidemic, many of our loved ones have been eternally separated. Another name has now been added to the list. Ibrahim Ashk, a famous poet from Madhya Pradesh who made his mark in the film business with a variety of poems, has died. He was suffering from corona and died in Mumbai while undergoing treatment. His death highlights the loss of a soft-spoken poet who contributed to the development of contemporary ghazals. He has always communicated with his followers through his Kalam, and when he is not here, we recall his writing to emphasize his absence:
He was a journalist, poet, theatrical artist, and lyricist for motion pictures. Ibrahim Ashk has a lot of introductions, and each one is fantastic. He was born on July 20, 1951, in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh. In Badnagar, he received elementary schooling. Later, he completed his higher education in Indore and began his career in journalism there. Ibrahim Ashk worked for well-known periodicals such as Sarita, Shama Sushma, Indore Samachar, and others during his one-and-a-half decade of journalism. Ibrahim Ashk's fight for a career, like that of the ordinary man of the day, has its own story. But, aside from his daily struggles, he was forging his own unique identity as a poet. Ghazals began as a form of poetic Arabic literature.
When the ghazal written on the beauty of a woman reached Urdu from the Arabic language, the emotion of the ghazal remained the same but her soul changed. The ghazal genre that Amir Khusrau had embraced was enriched by later poets with Indian symbols, images, and experiences. Ibrahim Ashk was also such a poet.
In the treasury of more than one and a half dozen published books, there are couplets and rubaiyat too. His published books include "Ilham", "Agahi", "Karbala", "Alav", " Andaz Bayan Aur Tanqeedi Shaur", " Naya Manzar Nama", "Asman Akela", "Muhafije Millat", "Allama Iqbal", "Aasmane-Ghazal", "Sarmaya", "Mumbainama" and "Almas" are prominent.
Ashk was a poet who said little about himself, but his works talked volumes to the listeners and readers. He accepted easily in a meeting that many people are unaware of him in the events, but there used to be a crowd of people talking to him after the composition courses. People used to come looking for him based on his name. This was the allure of his works. He has only been heard in public reciting and discussing compositions. His writing universe is so vast that when one begins researching him, the number of books and works by Ibrahim Ashk in the library grows exponentially until his Ph.D. is completed.
Ibrahim Ashk is counted among those poets who have become equally famous in the film world due to their writing. Ibrahim Ashk first rose to fame as a film lyricist thanks to the song "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai" from Hrithik Roshan's debut film. The whole world knew him as a film lyricist with "Kyun Chalti Hai Pawan, Kyun Jhoome Hai Gagan, Kyun Machlata Hai Mann, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum".
The story of the inclusion of songs in this film is also interesting. This story was told by Ibrahim Ashk himself in an interview. He stated that Saawan Kumar had previously written a song for this film. Distributors were not satisfied with some of his songs. Then producer Rakesh Roshan asked Ibrahim Ishk to write the songs. He wrote other songs, including the title song. As a result of this, the songs of the film got fame.
Ibrahim Ashk continued to write songs after it. Following the success of "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai," Rakesh Roshan commissioned him to write songs for the films "Koi Mil Gaya" and "Krrish."
Apart from this he wrote the songs for "10 Kahaniyan," "Welcome," "Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage," "Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar," "Bahar Aane Tak," "Jeena Marna Tere Sang," "Do Pal,". In addition, he composed music for the films "In Custody," "Trishna," and "Samjhauta Express." The Sufiana-style songs written for Subhash Ghai's film "Black and White" gave Ibrahim Ashk a new height. There are also many private albums composed by Ibrahim Ashk.
For Ibrahim Ashk, poetry has always been a gift from God that he bestows on only a select few. He never wrote for films like a film artist, but rather by staying grounded. As a result of his existence, the literary world as a whole became immensely crowded. There are many things to say about him, but reading his words will help you understand who has passed away among us.