aap ki yaad to hamayshah hi aati haé.
Laykin har Muharram mayñ aur ziyadah!
Mushtaque Sahab (Jehan Ara's father) asked me to get someone
from Karachi for the Eedé Milaad function in Hong Kong.
It took a lot of convincing to get Nasir Bhai to travel by plane.
He hated long journeys and the transport.
Finally he agreed and came over
(and he really loved HK).
Here's a beautiful soz by him for this 1st day of Muharram.
It is in Purbi
— a language that our elders spoke in UP.
He learnt it from his mother
who recited soz and nauhaas beautifully.
(The piece is by Zakhmi Lakhnavi)
It was recorded early one morning in JA's office.
I am so glad I have it with me and can share it with his lovers.
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