Born on 15 February 1935, in Faizabad, India, as Syed Muhammad Bashir, Dr Bashir Badr is an eminent Urdu poet in India. He is an alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University. He is married and has three sons Nusrat Badr, Masum Badr, Taiyeb Badr and a daughter Saba Badr. He lived in Aligarh university area during student time and teaching time. He also lived in Meerut, U.P When his house was burnt in riots. He lived in Delhi for some time and then permanently relocated to Bhopal. He is currently suffering from dementia and doesn’t seem to remember his Mushaira years.
Badr has written many Urdu ghazals. He has also worked as a chairman of the Urdu Academy.
The syllabus of M.A.(Urdu) in Aligargh Muslim University included quite a few of his poems while he was studying in the University
Badr has received the Padma Shri award in 1999 for contribution towards literature and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. He has also received the Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for his poetry collection “Aas” in 1999.
Select poetry of Bashir Badr
Charwaha Bhedon Ko Le Kar Ghar Ghar Aaya Raat Hui..
Charwaha bhedon ko le kar ghar ghar aaya raat hui,
tu panchhi dil tera pinjra, pinjre mein ja raat hui.
Koi humen haathon pe utha kar bistar mein rakh deta hai,
duniya waale ye kahte hain sooraj dooba raat hui.
Shehar, makaan, dukaanon waale sab parde kirnon ne lapete,
khatm hua sab khel tamasha ja ab ghar ja raat hui.
Soorkh sunehra saafa bandhe shahzada ghode se utra,
kaale ghar se kambal odhe jogi nikla raat hui.
Shaam ke saaye zindaan ki deewaren oonchi karne lage,
phool sa dil lohe ke panje mein phir aaya raat hui.
Kis ki khatir dhoop ke gajre in shaakhon ne pahne the,
jungle jungle roye meera koi na aaya raat hui. !!
Shabnam Ke Aansoo Phool Par, Ye Toh Wahi Qissa Hua..
Shabnam ke aansoo phool par ye toh wahi qissa hua,
aankhen meri bheegi hui chehra tera utra hua.
Ab in dinon meri ghazal khushboo ki ek tasveer hai,
har lafz ghunche ki tarah khil kar tera chehra hua.
Shayad usey bhi le gaye achchhe dinon ke qaafile,
is bagh mein ek phool tha teri tarah hansta hua.
Har cheez hai bazaar mein is haath de us haath le,
izzat gayi, shohrat gayi, rushwa hue, charcha hua.
Mandir gaye, masjid gaye, peeron faqeeron se mile,
ek us ko paane ke liye kya kya kiya, kya kya hua.
Anmol moti pyar ke duniya chura kar le gayi,
dil ki haveli mein koi darwaza tha toota hua.
Barsaat mein deewar-o-dar ki saari tahreeren mitin,
dhoya bahut mita nahin taqdeer ka likha hua. !!